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How much does it cost to go from Los Angeles to San Francisco by train?
Nearly $100 billion.
It’s not a punch line. It’s the sticker-shock price tag from the California High-Speed Rail Authority to build a bullet train that engineering and transportations experts now say probably will not reach speeds of 150 or 200 mph, offering instead a not-that-fast rail route between L.A. and the Bay Area, whose cost will be paid by Californians for decades.
California’s bullet train appears to have released a “High Case” estimate of $98.1 billion to prepare the public for much higher tunneling costs.
Breitbart News reported on March 9 that the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s (CHSR) new chief program officer, Roy Hill, had issued a 114-page “2018 Draft Budget” with a “Base Case” cost to build the 500-mile bullet train that had more than doubled to $77.3 billion, or $155 million per mile.
That compared to the $37 billion, $74 million-per-mile plan that Gov. Schwarzenegger and other advocates claimed when they convinced voters to pass Proposition 1A in 2008.
One week after Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited California to officially announce the Justice Department’s lawsuit challenging the state’s “sanctuary” laws during a speech in Sacramento, President Trump is preparing to visit the Sunshine state on Tuesday in his first visit since taking office.
And as one might expect, his planned visit is already generating controversy in the state. Though the LAPD says they haven’t received any permits for a “Woman’s March” sized rally, small protests are being planned throughout the city – including in Beverly Hills, where he will attend a fundraising dinner Tuesday evening, as the Fresno Bee reported.
During the ‘Big One’ it will all disappear.
Large swaths of the Bay Area, including the region’s biggest airport, are sinking. As a result, the area could face catastrophic flooding when sea levels rise, new research suggests.
The findings suggest the Bay Area could be even more prone to flooding than current emergency hazard maps or models of climate change predict.
“The ground goes down, sea level comes up, and flood waters go much farther inland than either change would produce by itself,” Manoochehr Shirzaei, an assistant professor of Earth and space exploration at Arizona State University and a member of NASA’s Sea Level Change Team, said in a statement.