High Speed Train. Continued?

We caught a news program last evening on cable news (CNN?) on the progress, or more accurately, the lack thereof, of the high speed train project on a national basis.

Bottom line: In California a billion dollars has been spent, but not a single spadeful of dirt has been moved. Res ipsa loquitur. We’d love to see the results of a competent audit.

Up in Washington State $800,000,000 (that’s eight hundred million, in case you lost count of the zeros) has been actually spent on a “high speed rail” but all it produced so farĀ is a reduction of 10 minutes in the railroad trip from Seattle to Portland, using the existing railroad. Local officials did not appear very eager to charge on with any “bullet trains.”

Stay tuned.

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