California Bullet Train Blues

The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect different results. Not surprisingly, this thoguht first appeared in the Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous, in 1981. Even less surprisingly, the hard left mandarins that rule the State of California have ignored this sensible advice and continue to express a junkie's craving for building a high-speed rail line in the Central Valley. Cost estimates for the entire rail system range from $65 billion to $137 billion.  Planned completion is estimated to be sometime before humankind starts colonizing the habitable planets in the Orion nebula. From the LA Times: High-speed spending: Bullet train may need $3.5 million a day California would have to pay $6 billion to complete a 130-mile segment by September 2017, a plan that requires 120 permits and buying 1,100 parcels of land. The bullet train track through the Central Valley would cost $6 billion and have to be completed by September 2017, or else potentially...(Read Full Post)