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Opinion: Recognize the progress of high-speed rail project and drop the term “boondoggle”

(Source: Cal Matters opinion column by Jim Beall and Scott Weiner, July 14, 2020)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — California’s High-Speed Rail project is under fire again, but history shows us that major infrastructure projects are almost always controversial. Before it was built, the Golden Gate Bridge was derided as financially unsound, legally dubious and an aesthetic blight. BART was deemed “the ultimate money drain.” Today opponents of the high-speed rail shorthand their objections: “boondoggle.”

Full story: www.calmatters.org

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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