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.