California High-Speed Rail: Some Views From the Valley

Courtesy of The Atlantic. By JAMES FALLOWS

People in Los Angeles and San Francisco often say that the initial links in a proposed north-south system would be “trains to nowhere.” People from nowhere weigh in.

For those joining us late: California’s controversial High-Speed Rail project is worth paying attention to, no matter where you live. While everyone moans about America’s decaying infrastructure, this is the most ambitious and important infrastructure project anywhere in the country. Its outcome has a bearing on Jerry Brown’s current campaign for a fourth term as governor. It also shows something about our governments’ ability to undertake big, complicated efforts—and our public ability to discuss and decide on these issues.

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