Jerry Nickelsburg, a senior economist at UCLA, recently released a study on Japan’s bullet train that shows there was little to no discernible economic effect on the regions which the train serviced.
California’s $68 billion high-speed rail project could be derailed due to a host of environmental concerns, including endangering protected animals and fouling the Golden State’s air and water.
A non-partisan government analyst in California has recommended that the state cancel its construction of a $68 billion high-speed rail line.
A congressional panel is launching a probe of California’s high-speed rail project, to make sure tax dollars are being spent appropriately and look into possible conflicts of interest with rail officials and contractors.
A company tied with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is close to snagging billions of dollars in loans to build a bullet train from the middle of the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas—a project the administration says could create jobs, but critics say is untested and risky.