Gov. Newsom v. Donald Trump
Newsom officially pulled the plug on high speed rail from SF to LA, but incredibly announced he still plans to complete a line from Bakersfield to Merced! He even told us why: So he does not have to return $3.5B to Donald Trump! We talk to Konstantinos Roditis, the man who ran for State Controller and promised to defund the train if he won. He lost.
Chairman of the Rail Authority on the Hot Seat
The Chairman of the CA High Speed Rail Authority Dan Richard comes in studio for an old-fashioned grilling on his management of the project amidst calls for his resignation. Will Gavin Newsom allow him to keep his job?
CA Bullet Train Founder Now Says “Shut it Down”
The California bullet train has gone so far off the tracks that the former Chairman of the California High Speed Rail Authority, Quentin Kopp, once the State’s biggest supporter of a bullet train, has sued the State in an effort to shut it down. Nonetheless, construction continues with billions spent and no end in sight.
Introduction; LA Times Reporter: Bullet Train Likely to Cost 10X Original Projection
In the first episode of our deep dive into the disastrous California “bullet” train, we cover the inauguration of California’s new golden boy Governor, Gavin Newsom. We also talk to Ralph Vartabedian who has been covering the California bullet train for 7 years. He describes how it has gone “off the rails” through poor planning and management, and says it won’t be completed before 2040 despite the original projection of 2020! Billions have been spent yet not a single track has been laid.