Calif. Analyst: Stop High-Speed Rail


A non-partisan government analyst in California has recommended that the state cancel its construction of a $68 billion high-speed rail line.

The Sacramento Business Journal reports on the study:

Despite a recently released downsized plan that shaved $30 billion from the price tag, the office said the California High-Speed Rail Authority still falls far short of the funding it needs to proceed.

In a revised plan, state high-speed rail authority officials relied on using upgraded existing commuter rail systems in major metropolitan areas to reduce the previously spiraling expense of the project.