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December 07, 2015

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Jennifer

For at least 68 Billion (likely significantly more $$$ than that, when they've actually figured out how to tunnel through mountains with significant fault zones, why are we looking backward (1980s HSR technology) rather than forward. Far out, yes, but interesting, nonetheless:
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_29217959/hyperloop-to-test-superrapid-transport-in-north-las-vegas
Hyperloop Technologies Inc. and the Nevada governor's office said the 50-acre facility at a fledgling North Las Vegas business park will test a linear electric motor at speeds of about 335 mph -- about half the speed envisioned in a full-scale system...
...Pressurized capsules would zoom on a thin cushion of air through pneumatic-style tubes with little friction, powered by magnetic attraction and solar power. Developers envision transporting freight and passengers at speeds up to 750 mph -- a pace that could cut the 400-mile trip between Los Angeles and San Francisco to less an hour.

You can't drink and eat "train"...

Water desalination, purification and storage for drinking and also for farm irrigation is certainly more of a priority than "make-work" high speed rail frauds perpetuated by The Dem-wits of Sacramento on down...

So, the Republican Party of California has proposed a new common sense bill that will divert HSR funding to water resources instead.

In the meantime, let's all hope and pray that El Nino delivers amid our extreme drought. My friend with Sac Water Resources says that they aren't expecting potential big precipitation until late in Winter.

Perhaps, we really need to hope and pray for a new common sense Governor!

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/high-speed-rail/article44570964.html

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