California Choo-Choo (cont’d.)

The California High Speed Rail Authority has come up with a whole new plan for the LA to San Francisco “bullet train.” The new plan “acknowledges the complications involved in crossing the [Southern California] mountains,” moves that part of the job to its end, and — surprise, surprise! — the plan “is unclear on how the segment from the Central Valley to Los Angeles will be paid for.” See Ralph Vartabedian, Slow Going for Bullet Train, L.A. Times, March 4, 2016, at p. B1.