Bottom Line? It's not about the train; it's about the money! Your money!
Is it not yet clear to everyone in the United States that this project must be terminated?
It is not too late. Wait much longer and enormous permanent damage will be done to California.
The project, if it continues, will cost well above the various projected costs. All such projects do.
There will be very few, if any benefits to the people of California, except for the handful who stand to profit handsomely from the project. This has been proven many times over.
The voters of this state have been, and continue to be, lied to by the rail project promoters. The project is in their self-interest.
The Governor and the Legislature will do nothing to prevent the $3.3 billion federal dollars from reaching California. That is their only interest in this project.
Kofi Annan is the former head of the United Nations and currently the envoy for the United Nations and the Arab League. He met with the Dictator of Syria who has been killing women and children to negotiate a truce and peace settlement. He has been unsuccessful. This is what he had to say in an interview upon returning from Syria:
“I know it is stressful, there are lots of fears and threats, but people can find ways and means of making their feelings known, of getting the message around that we do not accept this; this is enough, no more violence, no more,” he said. “You can play a role in a way that perhaps you cannot imagine, but people and the population do have lots of power, and working together can do a lot.”
Our point here is not to compare the brutal violence and horrors of Syria with the high-speed rail project.
Our point here is to take Mr. Annan's words about public protests and apply those to our high-speed rail situation in California.
The must be a major public protest to stop the project. When enough of our voters and tax-payers raise their voices in opposition to the train, it will come to an end.