ZOMG! 2.5 Bil for High Speed Rail from Anaheim to SF

The ZOMG is actually more in reference to the giddiness I would feel at being able to hop on a train/monorail/whatever the hell they come up with and be in SF in something under three hours.

2.5 billion sounds impressive until you hear the figure the entire project is supposed to cost, which is somewhere in the realm of 42 billion.  Even if California matches dollar for dollar the federal money they receive, it’s still a paltry amount compared to the final total.  And uh, last time I checked, the state has a pretty gnarly deficit.

We’ve got a long way to go, apparently.

3 Comments so far

  1. jupiter on January 28th, 2010 @ 10:44 am

    But I want to go to VEGAS baby!

  2. frazgo (unregistered) on January 28th, 2010 @ 2:27 pm

    I like this. After taking the Eurostar I’ve really wanted high speed rail from here to the Bay Area and Sac. I think the proper exclamatory for the comming high speed train is ZOOOMG.

  3. Gina (oc_gina) on January 30th, 2010 @ 6:37 am

    @jupiter, I agree, there should also be a high speed rail to Vegas, but I think Vegas should help pay for it, not the feds.

    @frazgo- You are right, that is a WAY better title than mine!

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