Monday, October 21, 2013
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Trucks loaded with tomatoes, milk and almonds clog the two main highways that bisect California's farm heartland, carrying goods to millions along the Pacific Coast and beyond. This dusty stretch of land is the starting point for one of the nation's most expensive public infrastructure projects: a $68 billion high-speed rail system that would span the state, linking the people of America's salad bowl to more jobs, opportunity and buyers.
People are going to make so much money on this thing, it doesn't have to work. It's like the healthcare.gov of the rolling stock world.