How will this work out?

Russ Steele

Sac Bee Capitol Alert has the story:

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein this week added her voice to the chorus of those who want the California Department of Transportation to take over the state’s increasingly controversial high-speed rail project.

In a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown made public Tuesday, Feinstein declared that “deploying the expertise and resources of CalTrans towards this effort over the next six months” could help turn the project around. Tellingly, Feinstein added that she has spoken about the idea with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; LaHood, the senator reported, agrees with “the importance of utilizing CalTrans’ expertise.”

Arnolds Cho0-Choo does not pencil out, so how does turning it over to Caltrans change that equation.  They do have some practical train experiences, with Caltrain. Maybe they can inject some reality into the planning.



About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

One Response to How will this work out?

  1. Sean says:

    Perhaps Caltrans wiill save money buy building everything in China (like the Oakland Bay Bridge retrofit) to keep it in budget.

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