Sunday, July 06, 2008


Hopefully the people of California decide this is a good idea, and that it is then executed sensibly.

High-speed rail won the pole position on the November ballot -- it was named Proposition 1 when the secretary of state assigned numbers to the 11 initiatives voters will consider. That's no guarantee of victory, but the momentum is clearly building.

The proposal to build an 800-mile system of 200-mph trains linking Southern and Northern California, by way of the Valley, has made a great deal of sense throughout its two-decade gestation. Proposition 1, the $9.95 billion bond measure, is the necessary first step.

LA-SF is exactly the kind of route which should be served by high speed rail. Here's more info about the potential project.