High speed rail is becoming a worldwide trend. Rail gets goods to market faster and cheaper than trucks and uses way less fuel. It’s an idea whose time has come. Plus, it’s an excellent solution to crowded freeways during commuting hours.
California High Speed Rail Blog has been chronicling the twists and turns towards getting high speed rail initiatives on the ballot in November. The ongoing, er, train wreck over the budget isn’t helping matters, but one, maybe two initiatives should be on the ballot. The official governmental website, California High Speed Rail Authority, has maps, plans, and details on what needs to be done.
Let’s hope Californians, cash-crunched as they are, will vote for the high speed rail that California needs.
Funny how it’s been around a lot longer than trucks.