California’s $68 billion high-speed rail line going through earthquake country. …Of course.

Remind me never to take the train in California.

The monumental task of building California’s bullet train will require punching 36 miles of tunnels through the geologically complex mountains north of Los Angeles.

Crews will have to cross the tectonic boundary that separates the North American and Pacific plates, boring through a jumble of fractured rock formations and a maze of earthquake faults, some of which are not mapped.

It’s supposed to cost sixty-eight billion by 2022, and nobody’s expecting that project to come in either on time, or under budget.  And do you know what? I don’t care. I also plan to fight, tooht and nail, any attempt to bail California out for this mess, and so should you: but let them learn that elections have consequences, yah?

Moe Lane

4 thoughts on “California’s $68 billion high-speed rail line going through earthquake country. …Of course.”

  1. The whole point of the ‘high speed rail’ is to spend the Federal matching fund on Unions and Democrats special interest. Too bad for the various unions, the money will be long gone even before ANY tracks are lay down.

    1. The ‘unions’ will be fine. I doubt their rank- and-file will ever see a fraction of a percent of that money, but the upper echelons will make out like bandits…

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