LA's Multi-million Dollar Trash Train to Nowhere

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The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County have spent a decade and $430 million to build a railway system that would carry the county's trash to a landfill out in the desert. But the whole thing is lying fallow because the train costs too much to use. Sanitation officials say they miscalculated, and the county won't be able to afford the desert train for five, possibly fifteen years; others say it could take even longer. Investigative reporter Morgan Cook is covering the trash misadventure for the Orange County Register.




Gideon Brower