Thursday , February 22 2024

No, Gavin Newsom Didn’t Just Kill California’s High-Speed Rail Project

Governor Gavin Newsom’s remarks on California’s embattled high-speed rail project in his State of the State address Tuesday seemed to confuse just about everyone. Supporters and opponents alike questioned whether he’s scaling back the project, or even abandoning it. Turns out … he really isn’t changing all that much. Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler explains. These words made heads spin across the nation: Newsom: “Right now, there simply isn’t a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to L.A. I wish there were. However, we do have the capacity to complete a high-speed rail link between Merced and Bakersfield.” Many media reports jumped to the same conclusion… TV Mashup: “California Gov. Gavin Newsom slamming the brakes / Gov. Gavin Newsom drops a bombshell / There are no longer any plans to build a bullet train between northern and southern California / He’s hitting the brakes on California’s high-speed rail project..” Not exactly. A closer look shows a
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