California High-speed Rail Fans Hope Biden 'Infrastructure Plan' Saves Bullet Train

California High-speed Rail Fans Hope Biden 'Infrastructure Plan' Saves Bullet Train


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.

Ὑ️We have a suggestion in mind. #BuildHSR https://t.co/cOG1zSaH7e pic.twitter.com/kX9qQ5kPwO

— 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.

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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,

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