The "Bullet" Train: What Does It Say About Our State Government?
Original post made by Erin Glanville, Menlo Park, on Dec 19, 2013
Even if you supported the "bullet train" five years ago, you should think about how our state government is â€“ or is not-- respecting California voters as that project continues to degrade.
Back in 2008 (when Proposition 1A was passed under the biased ballot title "Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act for the 21st Century"), the "ask" of California voters was to approve a $9.95 billion dollar general bond obligation that would theoretically fund a high-speed rail system (200+ MPH) connecting Sacramento/ San Joaquin Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Southern California.
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