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California still hasn´t bought
land for bullet train route

Los Angeles Times, by Ralph Vartabedian

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/28/2013 4:42:22 AM

Construction of California´s high-speed rail network is supposed to start in just six months, but the state hasn´t acquired a single acre along the route and faces what officials are calling a challenging schedule to assemble hundreds of parcels needed in the Central Valley. The complexity of getting federal, state and local regulatory approvals for the massive $68-billion project has already pushed back the start of construction to July from late last year. Even with that additional time, however, the state is facing a risk of not having the property to start major construction work near Fresno as now planned.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fleetusa, 1/28/2013 4:48:41 AM     (No. 9143494)

The Big Dig II

Another Dem drain on the taxpayer´s of this country.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/28/2013 5:03:11 AM     (No. 9143501)

The Moonbeam Memorial No-Speed Rail to Nowhere.

I won´t even predict by what factor costs will increase. 1000%? Also, factor in that this beast will be "managed" by the World´s Worst Public Construction Agency. Caltrans. Builder of Potholes. Scheduled completion? Schedule? Ha. Not in my lifetime.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/28/2013 5:06:33 AM     (No. 9143502)

It stops only when the people cut off the supply of money and that takes guts I´m not sure we possess anymore.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: cartcart, 1/28/2013 7:03:16 AM     (No. 9143557)

They are awaiting the acquisition of the land by certain government barons who will then sell it at inflated prices to the right party. Then, it will be built.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: The Advocate, 1/28/2013 7:26:06 AM     (No. 9143565)

Stop it now!
Another noose around the CA taxpayers neck.
Even Moonbeam should see the writing on the wall.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wtm, 1/28/2013 7:58:50 AM     (No. 9143599)

The behind the scene big contributors to the Dems have not yet completed purchasing the land from the little people, so they can then sell it to the Government for the rail project.

That is the real delay !!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/28/2013 8:16:53 AM     (No. 9143624)

I predict future archeologists will be puzzled about train tracks running into the desert and stopping in the middle of nowhere.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/28/2013 9:39:30 AM     (No. 9143809)

Most of us believe Obie´s and Moonbeam´s excellent adventure is a sappy idea. I know no one who is for it.

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