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Old 05-14-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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That is if it's completed on time. Good luck. The 6 billion dollar project (projected of course lol) faces many deadlines and if they aren't met portions of federal money can be pulled out. Why we're paying for this nonsense is beyond me but democrats can't stop themselves from the his speed rail experiment no matter the cost. California is already what 16 billion in debt at last count. This train will cost about 45 million dollars a mile to build. Amazing how stupid these people are.

No nothing will go wrong.............

"If the rail authority runs into technical problems, legal disputes, permit delays or political roadblocks, it could end up building less track and potentially leave an uncompleted project, according to warnings contained in its own business plan. If the project blows past the federal deadline, for example, the flow of money could be stopped. And the scramble to meet that deadline could lead to construction problems and drive up costs."

Here is another tidbit from the article...........

"The rail authority has just 37 employees and has been operating for months without a chief executive, a deputy chief executive or a chief financial officer. It also has no single executive overseeing construction, which outside consultants say is needed.

"You have 37 mere mortals who have never done anything like this before," said Robert Bea, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a retired UC Berkeley professor of civil engineering and director of the National Science Foundation's project on California's transportation infrastructure. "They need God, because he's the only one who can handle this management challenge."

A final environmental report on about half of the 130-mile project is uncompleted and months behind schedule, forcing the agency to start work initially on a 29-mile section from Madera to Fresno and hope that it can get the review problems with the rest of the line cleared up later this year."

We got 37 idiots running the ship and they think the enviro whacko's will play nice. May as well put that money on the roulette table and take a spin as you'll get better odds than hoping this thing gets built on time. This is beyond insane.

High-speed spending: Bullet train may need $3.5 million a day - latimes.com
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Austin
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$3.3 billion in federal tax payer dollars have been allocated. So in a way, CA is really smart. They have found a way to get the other 49 states to help pay for this boondoggle.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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It doesn't matter what it costs to the greens. It's not their money they are spending. If the railroad from nowhere to nowhere ever gets completed, and costs are triple the estimates [think big dig Boston] the greens don't care. When year after year, there are no profits, running hundreds of millions of dollars in the red, the greens don't care, they will get subsidies from tax payers in the other 49 states to make up the difference.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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the LAX makeover alone is costing taxpayers more than US$3.5 million per day. plenty of new freeways out there cost over US$45 million per mile.

not sure what the big deal is. it's going to be expensive and wont make a profit. just like all other forms of transport. how does that justify all the hate against it? you guys really need more options when it comes to transportation. you spend a larger percentage of your GDP on transportation than any other country, you really need more options.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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the LAX makeover alone is costing taxpayers more than US$3.5 million per day. plenty of new freeways out there cost over US$45 million per mile.

not sure what the big deal is. it's going to be expensive and wont make a profit. just like all other forms of transport. how does that justify all the hate against it? you guys really need more options when it comes to transportation. you spend a larger percentage of your GDP on transportation than any other country, you really need more options.
I suggest you read the article.

You appear to be one of the folks who just don't care. Maybe you should pay for it all.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:47 PM
 
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Gee I thought it was everyone's responsibility to pay for someone else's vision of utopia.
Choo choo!!!
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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I think it's more like the little engine that couldn't.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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If this mess ever gets up and running.........oh my, the year over year losses will be truly horrifying.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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...as opposed to the other forms of transportation which are fully self-sustaining and receive no subsidies whatsoever.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Frank DeForrest---THANK YOU!!!!!!!

That was a scream!!!!

An instant masterpiece!!!

Keep 'em comin' SIR!!!
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