California High Speed Rail

High-speed rail is expensive. So is the cost of doing nothing on transportation

High-speed rail is expensive. So is the cost of doing nothing on transportation

To the editor: Congratulations to The Times for publishing yet another article showing just how expensive California’s high-speed rail system will be. It's very useful to know that “experts” think the cost of a tunnel might be $5 billion (or is it $14 billion?). (“A 13.5-mile tunnel will make or break California's bullet train,” Oct. 21)

Yes, high-speed rail is expensive. So are the alternatives, including doing nothing.

What is lacking is any analysis of the alternatives for moving people between affordable housing and jobs, and for improving mobility...

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