President Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom traded tweets Wednesday over federal funding for the state's scaled-back bullet train project. "California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars," Trump said. "They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars. We want that money back now." The project was not canceled. At his first State of the State address since taking office Jan. 7, Newsom said Tuesday that the under-construction transportation project, which has seen projected costs more than double, would be limited for now to a route from Merced to Bakersfield in the Central Valley. "The project, as currently planned, would cost too much and take too long," the governor said Tuesday. "There's been too little oversight and not enough transparency. Right now, there simply isn't a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to L.A. I wish there were." Responding to … [Read more...] about Trump, California governor trade barbed tweets over bullet train money
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California's new governor, Gavin Newsom, sharply scaled back plans to build a high-speed train from San Francisco to Los Angeles on Tuesday, saying the program had been botched and cost too much. Speaking in Sacramento in his first State of the State address since he succeeded Jerry Brown — who, like Arnold Schwarzenegger before him, had strongly promoted the bullet train as governor — Newsom said he would proceed with work on a 160-mile stretch in the state's Central Valley where construction is already underway. "High-speed rail is much more than a train project," Newsom said. "It's about economic transformation and unlocking the enormous potential of the Valley." And he left the door open to completing the state-spanning system at some point in the future, promising to continue pursuing federal and private-sector funding for the larger project, along with environmental work and regional projects north and south of the Central Valley. "For those who want to walk away from … [Read more...] about California’s new governor slams brakes on San Francisco-to-Los Angeles bullet train
By Katy Murphy | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: February 12, 2019 at 5:30 am | UPDATED: February 12, 2019 at 4:41 pm SACRAMENTO — In his first State of the State address Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom laid out an ambitious agenda while breaking from his predecessor’s steadfast backing of two costly projects: a high-speed train from San Francisco to Los Angeles and a controversial plan to build two massive tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to move water to Southern California. Newsom announced he wanted to scale back to a single tunnel and took aim at the bullet train, an ambitious project kick-started by a nearly $10 billion bond voters approved in 2008 to connect San Francisco, the Central Valley and Los Angeles in a rail trip of two and a half hours. The endeavor, once projected to be the largest public works project in the country and championed by both Govs. Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger, has been … [Read more...] about From bullet train to the housing crisis, Gavin Newsom sets new agenda
By Brittany De Lea Published February 12, 2019 U.S. Economy FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Elon Musk thinks California's high-speed train is ludicrous: Larry Ellison Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison on technology's impact on health care, the future of AI, autonomous vehicles, California's plans for a high-speed train and how technology will impact other sectors. California is scrapping current plans to build a $77 billion high-speed rail line from Los Angeles to California due to high costs. Continue Reading Below The state’s governor, Gavin Newsom, said during his State of the State address on Tuesday that the proposal would “cost too much” and “take too long.” MORE FROM FOXBUSINESS.COM... CALIFORNIA'S $77 BILLION BULLET TRAIN WILL BE ONE OF THE STATE'S GREAT EMBARRASSMENTS: LARRY ELLISON “Right now there simply isn’t a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone … [Read more...] about California scrapping plan for $77B high-speed rail from LA to San Francisco
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