Critics unite against Brown's bullet train funding

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 1/10/2014 6:18 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to redirect $250 million from California's landmark effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and spend it instead on high-speed rail has renewed debate about the future of the contentious project.

The governor says the $68 billion bullet train is the perfect way to unite a fractured state and help California "pull together to form a greater community."

His proposal appears to be uniting many lawmakers and interest groups, but not the way he intended.

Some Democrats who have supported high-speed rail are joining Republicans in rejecting Brown's funding idea, and environmental groups are lukewarm at best.

They say the money should be used to improve California's air quality today and not go to a project that is decades away from completion, if it is ever built.

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.