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We California HSR backers are hungrily eyeing this money. So far our two Senators, our outgoing governor, and half our House delegation have written to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to say "we'll take the money if WI, OH, and/or FL give it up."

I hope the money stays where it is, but if the Republicans give it up, it would be good to send it here. We'll make good use of it, building HSR infrastructure in the Central Valley that will act as the backbone of the system.

We'll need it, because I don't think we're winning the overall transport war. The US is in the opening stages of its "one last fling" with the right. This will last another 4-5 years, and as it's predicated largely on the right's promise to never ever abandon the 20th century, no matter the cost or the lack of cheap oil, it's doomed to end in catastrophic failure.

And the world will live as one

by Montereyan (robert at calitics dot com) on Thu Nov 18th, 2010 at 08:23:28 PM EST

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