California governor criticizes bullet train project

The so-called border emergency is a manufactured crisis and political theater, said California Governor Gavin Newsom Tuesday criticizing the policies of President Trump.

In his first State of the State speech just a day after signing withdrawal of most California National Guard troops Newsom added, “The answer to the White House, with all due respect: No more division, no more xenophobia and no more nativism.”

The governor succeeded Jerry Brown and sharply scaled back plans of California’s bullet train that is to run between San Francisco and Los Angeles citing it to be too costly.

Brown had strongly promoted the bullet train while being on chair as did his predecessor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The bullet train plan was approved with state voters in 2008. It is to cost about $32 billion and to start operation in 2029.

Newsom confirmed too be continuing with the 160-mile stretch rail network work in the Central Valley saying bullet train is much more than a train project and the project is something about unlocking enormous potential of the Valley and economic transformation.

The bullet train plan was approved with state voters in 2008. It is to cost about $32 billion and to start operation in 2029. In 2018 the California High-Speed Rail Authority extended the completion data by four years and revealed the total cost would now double up.

Newsom also criticized Trump for his health care and immigration policies.

Paul Linus