California Choo-Choo – (Cont’d.)

In a few words. Here is the daily on-line news summary for today, from the LA Times:

“$$$$$: The California bullet train project has taken a sharp jump in price. The state rail authority announced Friday that the cost of connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco would total $77.3 billion, an increase of $13 billion from estimates two years ago. The rail authority also said the earliest that trains could operate on a partial system between San Jose and the farming town of Wasco would be 2029, five years later
than the previous projection. Los Angeles Times ”

Frankly, we never heard of Wasco. Maybe it’s because it’s located 2o or 30 miles northwest of Bakersfield. But on the plus side, it says in Wikipedia that Wasco produces over half the roses in California.