Wednesday, February 20, 2019


by Bob Walsh

The United States DOT announced yesterday that they will attempt to retrieve $2.5 billion from the formerly great state of California that they previously forked over to support the now-aborted semi-high-speed rail project, and will also crap out on a previously promised grant of $929 million intended to go into the same rat hole.

The original project was approved for $9 billion. It was, until killed two weeks ago, budgeted for about $66 billion. It was also REQUIRED by the ballot initiative that created it to gravel from SF to LA in 2 hours and 40 minutes, which their own experts said could not be achieved without a very expensive dedicated right-of way, above grade level.

Fine with me. More money for the wall.


Trey Rusk said...

A Texas Court recently put the brakes on a Bullet Train by denying the eminent domain of Texas land by a private railroad company. The Texas Ranchers were fucking pissed off and they let it be known. Come and Take It!

Dave Freeman said...

Loving it. Too bad this didn't happen a couple of years ago. Might have saved California taxpayers several more billion.