California’s High Speed Rail plan continues to prove irresponsible and unpopular.
It was originally sold to the voters as a $33 billion project to be completed in 2020. It is now estimated to cost $77 billion, is not expected to be “high speed,” and is not expected to be finished until 2033 at the earliest.
Even worse, California taxpayers will have to shoulder the entire burden because there is no private investment.
This money could be better used to fix California’s roads and aging infrastructure. Californians should have the opportunity to vote on this misguided plan again, this time with the accurate cost projections.