Bullet train is 19th Century technology

07/24/2014 10:07 AM

07/23/2014 9:21 AM

Re "Bullet train lives, still lacks funds" (Capitol & California, June 18): A bullet train? Seriously?

We're on the cusp of a world of driverless vehicles. Yet, all our septuagenarian futurist, Gov. Jerry Brown, can see is a $68 billion bullet train? Sure, grandpa likes it.

A recent article gushes, "Investors show interest in bullet train." Wow, the High Speed Rail Authority got a single letter from France expressing mild interest. Why? Brown and his one-party Legislature promised funds from California's cap-and-trade money grab. By the way, cap and trade will cost Californians an extra 17 to 76 cents per gallon come next January. Another fleecing. Nice.

This is the 21st century. Look to the real future, one that takes advantage of super fast individual, driverless vehicle technology on the highways already built. Derail this 19th century Democrat-labor axis money grab. That's really what Brown's support is all about, anyway.

-- William Kasten, Livermore

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