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Even Quinton Kopp, former Chair of HSR Authority, is now against high speed rail...

Original post made by pogo, Woodside: other, on Sep 21, 2017

From the former CHAIRMAN of the High Speed Rail Authority: "It is foolish, and it is almost a crime to sell bonds and encumber the taxpayers of California at a time when this is no longer high-speed rail," says Kopp. "And the litigation, which is pending, will result, I am confident, in the termination of the High-Speed Rail Authority's deceiving plan."

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"Consequently, there won’t be enough riders paying fares to cover operational costs. The 2008 ballot measure prohibits taxpayer subsidy of this now-planned track to nowhere. As the “father” of true high-speed rail, I regret its “horizon” isn’t now bright, unless the governor and Richard restore 2008 promises to taxpayers."

- Quentin Kopp, San Francisco

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One day in the near future, that incomplete, never used section of very expensive train track between Modesto and Fresno will become a monument to California government's ineptitude and waste.

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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

Just goes to show you that those of us that have been anti-medium speed rail, which is what it is, were right. The emperor has no clothes. HSR was noting more than a naked money grab by politicians buying favor with labor unions. Nice to hear the "father" of HSR finally call a spade a spade.

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