Listen: Bakersfield, Obama And Newsome discussed on John and Ken
"Going to build that segment of the Brown dog California's high speed rail in the central valley, it's about a it depends on your on your source, but about one hundred and thirty mile one hundred sixty miles. I read what the difference was. Yeah. It's in the story. Well, yeah. Because Newsome wants to add to extension. Onto what was an original financing plan. Yeah. That's that's the good in that the times has had a writer by the name of Ralph Ford Abedian who's been following the high speed rail for years now, and generally writes, pretty good impartial stories on it and has exposed some pretty a big cover-ups by high speed rail about their costal rising. He's done the best work, exposing the high speed rail of anybody in the state, a really he's done a great service because that's how a lot of all started with his stories, and then went on to other media from there, and it is fascinating that he even as he wrote all these devastating stories about the high speed rail commission the stupid beard scratchers in the editorial room, just keep writing more. And more impassioned editorials supporting it. Yeah. We'll get to the home writer has completely dismantled. We'll get the moment. Beedi and answered a couple of questions that we had yesterday, including the one that John just brought up the state's twenty eighteen business plan called for building. One hundred and nineteen miles of rail from Dera to Wasko for ten point six billion Wasko, remember Madera, Alaska. Ballot initiative was ten billion. They write a business plan last year that uses all of it just to build this one hundred nineteen miles from Madera to Wasko should be in jail for that. Yes. These are all the money. These are federal monies a couple billion more. But it's most of the money. How do you skunk an entire state into agreeing to borrow ten billion dollars in the whole ten billion gets you to Wasco? Wasko Newsom wants to he wants the rail line to run from birth said to Bakersfield, that's what he said yesterday. That's what we spent all the time on so the Bakersfield extension alone would add more than two billion and the Mercedes extension. Another two billion these to take the project just this part to fifty billion dollars. And now I can say that's all the money because the ten billion dollars from the ballot initiative, and it was roughly three or four billion from Obama. That's it. Right. That's all the money. Because the article goes on people are asking is there enough money even to build this Bakersfield that he wants the answer is probably not, no. William grizzly is a retired World Bank executive. I've seen him before. Yeah. Yeah. He's been another skeptic all lot. And he said, absolutely. They could run out of money just to build this unneeded. They horrific central valley rail. I can't even get to Wasko. Madeira? Alaska wanna hear what Lasco is? Is twenty five twenty four miles northwest of Bakersfield. And it's got a it's got a population of twenty seven thousand people know, so we're going to spend ten and a half billion dollars to get to a town with twenty seven thousand people. Now, what's the what is the how many of those twenty seven thousand or getting on the train every day? To get to Madeira. Emerson said or any of these other dusty old towns in the central valley, the high speed rail authority chief executive is now Brian Kelly. He put out a statement. We're eager to meet the challenge of a bullet train in the central valley. Yeah. It would be more laughable if it wasn't ten billion dollars plus tax money going down the drain. You wanna hear this nine thousand of the people in Lasco live in a prison? I did know a prisoner in west prisons in the central state prison because if you get out you're going to go back in seriously, west escape, forget it. A third of the population. It's in Brits. Oh, they count them as residents you think let's their address. I know I don't know how that works. You count prisoners. I guess they are for the time. So is there a little side? Welcome to westcote dossier. Elation fifteen thousand ten thousand prisoners. Those guys are getting on a train. Take on. This is that this is not over that. Basically newsome's announcement sounds like it's a scaleback, but it isn't an abandonment of the future possibility. Oh, stop. It says here while the state has a capacity to complete the first leg in the central valley extending the rail line to southern California and the bay area would cost too much and take too long. But he writes that does leave room for interpretation because it says here that he's still allowing the environmental stuff to go through for the entire rail line. It's they're just not giving up on the plan. The skeletal nature of it. It's a little bit of they're giving up big essentially the governor committed to completing environmental reviews for the entire Anaheim to San Francisco route switch impact Sohn said yesterday. The Fresno assemblyman they're out of money. You say yesterday, they have no choice, but to"