Supporters of the California High-speed Rail Authority hope that President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion “infrastructure plan” will provide money to save the near-defunct project, especially with the backing of Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.
— CA High-Speed Rail (@CaHSRA) March 30, 2021
However, the San Jose Mercury-News reported Sunday, even Biden’s new spending may not be enough for the project:
The $2.3 trillion infrastructure package President Joe Biden rolled out last week has backers of the California bullet train dreaming of what could be.
The torrent of federal funding could provide the beleaguered project with billions of dollars needed to bring high-speed rail to the Bay Area or even Los Angeles. Or its share could be much, much less.
One thing is for sure: Without a whole lot more federal money, it could end up being a costly,