December 6, 2011

Poll: Calif. voters would reject high-speed rail today

LOS ANGELES — A new poll of registered voters by Field Research Corp. in San Francisco reveals 59% of Californians surveyed would not vote in favor of the state’s high-speed rail project if given another chance, Los Angeles Times reported.

The fact that costs for the $98-billion project has tripled and that the construction deadline has been extended to 2033 were cited as reasons for opposing the new rail system. For the full story, click here. digg it stumble upon newsvine
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  • Tony Jackson[ December 6th, 2011 @ 1:56pm ]

    I WONDER IF THOSE SAME 59% WHO OPPOSE THIS RAIL PROJECT GET GOOD GAS MILAGE... I wonder if those 59% realize how much they are shelling out to thes, $40 billion - or any of the record profits seen by most oil companies over the last few years - is certainly a lot of money, and it has put Big Oil in lawmaker's cross hairs. I wonder if the 59% have calculated the cost of parking not to metion the time spent looking for parking..... 59% is a huge number... to me those 59% have NOT EDUCATED THEMSELVES, on the many benefits of this rail project.... California, i challenge you to take a look at: China Europe & London's Transportation... Compare this to London, Berlin, Hamburg, or Moscow,


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