Bullet Train to L.A.
Route approved for $10 billion California high speed train that voters will decide in November —closest station would be in Gilroy.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
The High Speed Rail Authority approved a final route to send to voters for approval. The 220 mile per hour train would run from Sacramento or San Francisco to San Diego, in about 2-1/2 hours. A $10 billion bond will be voted on by Californians in the November election, to fund the construction of the project. http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/ The California Progress Report believes some Republicans are trying to kill the bullet train in California before it even gets on the ballot: http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/07/are_some_republ.html For background, read these Monterey County Weekly stories: Had It, Lost It: Passenger rail once connected the entire Central Coast. Mar 20, 2008 As California ponders a $10 billion investment in passenger rail lines, proponents are framing hiigh-speed rail as the transportation mode of the future. http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/archives/2008/2008-Mar-20/passenger-rail-once-connected-the-entire-central-coast/1/@@index . Who’s on board?: Supporters hope high-speed north-south train won’t be derailed by politics, money. Mar 20, 2008 You enter the Gilroy terminal at 9am. There is no baggage check, no metal detector, and no need to remove your shoes... http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/archives/2008/2008-Mar-20/supporters-hope-highspeed-northsouth-train-wont-be-derailed-by-politics-money/1/@@index 2002 Cover Story on High-Speed Trains http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/archives/2002/2002-Oct-10/8258/1/@@index