Tuesday, May 10, 2016

All you have to do is mention "public transit"...

SF Chronicle

From Matier & Ross on Sunday:

She[Hillary] said she's fully behind Jerry Brown's pet high-speed rail project, which opponents have labeled a boondoggle that will never do what its advocates claim---move people quickly between the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Advocating high-speed rail is the dumbest thing President Obama has done. It's already wasted millions of dollars on the California high-speed rail project. 

Opponents aren't just saying that this project won't do what it's supposed to do; we're saying it won't even get built, since the $100 billion required will never be available from any source. 

The only question is how much money will be wasted before the project is stopped, either by the courts or by Governor Gavin Newsom, who is a skeptic.

Liberals/progressives have a public transportation obsession. Randal O'Toole said it best: "All you have to do is mention the words 'public transit,' and progressives will fall over themselves to support you no matter how expensive and ridiculous your plans."

See also SMART and Honolulu Rail Transit

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