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California is spending, and projected to spend, some $4.6 billion a year on the high-speed rail project until 2033. Many experts say the 2033 completion date is optimistic as the project is already far behind schedule and the hardest parts through the mountains and the dense cities still lie ahead. Of course, each delay drives the costs up higher.

So, what isn't being talked about in Cali during this year's gubernatorial race? Yep, the bullet train....

The bullet train is California's biggest infrastructure project — but it's seldom discussed in governor's race
www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-bullet-silence-201805...
The next governor, as well as the state Senate and Assembly, will inherit a financial storm and face the tasks of finding money to bore tunnels under three mountain ranges, develop complex passages through the state's biggest urban regions and avoid further political compromises that would slow travel along the route. Yet the California political system is largely shying away from addressing the problems at the very moment when the project's chief proponent, Gov. Jerry Brown, prepares to leave office.

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