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Funding questions loom over high-speed rail's new plan

Original post made on Feb 11, 2014

Seeking to comply with a legislative requirement, the agency charged with building California's high-speed-rail system on Monday released an updated business plan that offers upgraded ridership projections, revised construction plans and very few answers on the critical question of how the system will be funded.

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Comments (11)

Posted by Dude, a resident of Bridle Creek
on Feb 11, 2014 at 8:23 am

Liberal payoff to the Union. Nothing else as the stretch of track has no value once built.


Posted by Julia, a resident of another community
on Feb 11, 2014 at 9:03 am

Please people wake up and smell the corruption mentality.

NOTHING BUT A WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY. WOW...A railroad to Southern California. We really do not need this crazy project.

This is nothing more than the wet dreams of Disneyland and Fantasy-Land lovers.

But I know those crazy non-native California people will vote for the train to no where.

Thanks and I hope you are listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo


Posted by Chemist, a resident of Downtown
on Feb 11, 2014 at 9:49 am

Imagine what $68,000,000,000 could do to alleviate people's problems if it were still in people's pockets.


Posted by Steve, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 11, 2014 at 10:39 am

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Posted by Steve, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 11, 2014 at 12:47 pm

(Comment partially removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as irrelevant to this thread.) And what is the high-speed rail system to remote desert areas supposed to be for? Don't you see the handwriting on the wall? But you and the rest of the Sheeple keep voting in Brown and Obama and the rest of the socialists who want to eliminate the real job creators in this country. It's about time we started standing up for the freedoms of wealthy people in this country. Face it, America. Before it's too late.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Feb 11, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Brown? How have you come to believe that I could possibly have voted for Governor Brown...duh...?


Posted by john, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 11, 2014 at 4:18 pm

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as irrelevant to this thread.)


Posted by john, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 12, 2014 at 8:01 am

I was restoring my post from above.

I thought "Julia Pardini" was serious. I was pointing out to everyone who might not get it that she is joking. The remark "This is nothing more than the wet dreams of Disneyland and Fantasy-Land lovers." says it all.


Posted by Citizen, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 12, 2014 at 8:50 am

Fund it from the Browns' (Willie and Moonbeam) pension payments!!


Posted by Can You Spell Bankruptcy?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 12, 2014 at 9:42 am

This is going to be the biggest construction boondoggle in the history of the United States. It will make the notorious Boston Big Dig (billions siphoned off into union, organized crime, and politicians pockets) look like penny ante. Three of Union Consigliore Moonbeam Brown's huge boondoggles will in all likelihood bankrupt California.
1) The Bullet Train
2) The Twin Tunnels
3) The billions that Consigliore Moonbeam Brown and the Legislature siphoned off from the CalPers and CalSTRS retirement funds and have not paid back. California taxpayers are on the hook for those billions and bankruptcy will not get them off the hook for this one.

Californians are completely insane if they reelect Consigliore Moonbeam Brown as Governor, or elect another union consigliore. Same goes if they reelect any of the current spendaholic loons in the Legislature.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Feb 13, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I must admit that if there is ever a high speed rail I will ride it at least once.

Riding trains is much more popular in Europe that in the USA. It's also more entertaining than riding a bus...duh...

i wonder how come Americans complain about trains so much?

American are too spoiled.


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