Commentary

Calling BS on California High Speed Rail

Dan Walter’s column on the latest legislative hearing on the high speed rail plan makes it pretty plain.

They examined a report from the Legislature’s budget office that’s highly critical of the High-Speed Rail Authority’s much-touted business plan and a legislative staff report that echoes the criticism and adds grave doubts of its own.

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It would be better to derail now rather than plunge California into a bottomless money pit that would once again make it a global laughingstock.

It’s been well over a year since we pointed out that the “plan” for this project doesn’t hold even a teaspoon of water. Maybe people are finally starting to see reality.

Adrian Moore

Adrian Moore, Ph.D., is vice president of policy at Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. Moore leads Reason's policy implementation efforts and conducts his own research on topics such as privatization, government and regulatory reform, air quality, transportation and urban growth, prisons and utilities.