Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) issued the following statement in response to the High-Speed Rail Authority announcing the first leg of the train route will be from San Jose to Bakersfield, instead of Madera to Burbank:
No surprise here. The system design is fatally flawed, the alleged private funding is non-existent, the waste and cost escalations are rampant. The proposed route changes more often than the seasons. Hopefully the next governor will see this project for the albatross it is and join the rest of us in running the High-Speed Rail Authority out of town on a rail.