Since we’re keenly aware of how highly regarded California policy is with Gov. Tim Walz, given his recent adoption of a futile California Cars Green New Deal plan that will negatively impact businesses across our state, we want to call to your attention another Golden State boondoggle.
We join the San Jose Mercury’s call for its lawmakers to abandon the California bullet train boondoggle that now is expected to cost more than $100 Billion.
From the San Jose Mercury News:
“It’s time for California’s leadership to abandon the state’s high-speed rail boondoggle, once and for all.
“If bullet train supporters want to put forth a realistic plan with realistic numbers that have been thoroughly vetted, then put it before California voters for approval. But lawmakers shouldn’t throw away additional money on a project that is going nowhere.
“Some high-speed rail backers hold out hope that the federal government will kick in enough funding from President Biden’s infrastructure bill to make the project work. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is a high-speed rail advocate, but even if Congress moves forward with the legislation, the federal funds for rail projects wouldn’t come close to providing the money needed to make California’s pie-in-the-sky plan a reality.
“The sooner lawmakers accept the futility of pushing forward with the current plan, the better. California has no time to waste in its effort to solve the state’s transportation challenges.”