Support for CA High-Speed Rail Drops, But Desire for Benefits Remains Strong

As cost estimates for California's high-speed rail system have risen, public support for the project has dropped. But desire for the project's predicted benefits remains strong.

"A majority of Californians don’t want the state’s controversial high-speed rail line, says a recent poll for USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times," reports Isabel Angell. "But at the same time, over two thirds of the voters surveyed said they think the project would create jobs and help the state’s economy. And 61% said a high-speed rail line would help reduce traffic at airports and on the highways."

No doubt, the project's repeatedly delayed start date has contributed to the growing angst.

 

Full Story: Californians Want Benefits of High-Speed Rail, Not the Price Tag

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