Trouble on the Tracks for High-Speed Rail

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Some states are returning federal money for high-speed rail, claiming it’s a boondoggle that taxpayers can’t afford. In California, even some supporters have their doubts now that the first segment is scheduled for the Central Valley—far from the terminals in LA and San Francisco. Tonight, we’ll hear about a plan to replace political appointees who make the decisions with experts in all the specialties involved.



  • Alan Lowenthal - Chairman, State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee
  • Quentin Kopp - California High Speed Rail Authority Board (formerly)


Warren Olney