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There are better job creators than high-speed rail

To the editor: I believe that Madeline Janis has it all wrong. I have no issue with her recommendation that the U.S. develop the capability to manufacture high-speed rail cars and "high-tech aluminum trains." ("High-speed job creation for California," Op-Ed, June 23)

However, the purpose of the California bullet train is not to put people to work; it is to move people between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. Job creation would be an ancillary benefit of this boondoggle.

If the focus is on job creation, there are a multitude of worthwhile projects to repair California's infrastructure that would create jobs much more quickly than an expensive, legally problematic bullet train.

Charles Vorsanger, Pasadena

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