“Efforts to fully fund construction of a 700-mile high-speed rail link that would begin in San Diego, travel through Los Angeles and end in the Bay Area won the unanimous support of the Los Angeles City Council today. The proposed electricity-operated train would travel 220 mph, whisking passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than three hours. The council also agreed to support a $9 billion bond measure that will go before voters in November to begin construction on a portion of the $40 billion rail system. Backers say the rail system is projected to carry 68 million passengers annually by 2020. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that California cannot afford the bond money to pay for construction of elevated and underground tracks at a time when more highways, levees, schools and prisons must be built.”
LA likes high-speed rail, Bottleneck blog, June 22, 2007
This would rule so hard! The Schwarzenegger is a big party pooper.