I know we voted on it. And, I know the Democrats are still for it. And, I know big labor is for it. But, I wonder, has anyone factored out for how long and how much they will have to charge, per passenger, to make this venture pay us back? Is this not going to be a huge hole into which we will continue to pour our tax dollars and also pass on this cost to our children?
It’s late, but there are some questions I have about this project. First, who stands to profit from this project? Why are we betting on a 19th century machine to solve a 21st century problem? Why are we adding an expensive alternative to a solution we already have, with airline use, that covers way more cities than a Central Valley bullet train? Maybe money well-spent could be used by airlines, who do the job more efficiently.
I believe that this is one more boondoggle designed to enrich a few to the detriment of our many taxpayers in California.