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Distribution of answers submitted by Democrats.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Jan 9, 2015. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about California Bullet Train
In Jan 2015, the State of California broke ground on the nation’s largest high-speed rail project. If completed, the railway would connect Los Angeles and San Francisco with bullet trains traveling up to 220-miles-per-hour. The railway was initially projected to cost $33 Billion but that figure has since been raised to a total cost of $98 Billion – making it the most expensive rail project in the history of the U.S. Proponents say the railway will revive the economies of cities in central California and have long term environmental benefits. Opponents argue that the ballooning costs will ultimately doom the project – leaving California taxpayers with miles of abandoned pieces of track. See recent California bullet train news
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I favor the concept, but a line from LA to San Diego should have been included in the first phase as originally promised. 3 years ago from a Democrat in San Diego, CA
Invest in local municipal public transport networks first... then connect those networks together with high speed rail at a later date. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Palo Alto, CA
Yes, but we should allow bids from foreign companies that already know how to build and operate high speed rail. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Loyola, CA
I feel that most people will still fly from LA to San Francisco!. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Los Angeles, CA
No one is going to travel on it. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Santa Rosa, CA
We need to work on local public transport and make it more viable first. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Long Beach, CA
We are fools to be thinking of a high speed rail when the roads are in the condition they are in and we are so far behind in the number of highways needed, especially in the Bay Area. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Manteca, CA
Soon gas cars will be obsolete and we will need mass transportation. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Upland, CA
Maybe, but only if it is still safe standards and won't have any potential to harm anyone during normal transport. 3 years ago from a Democrat in El Dorado Hills, CA
We have more important needs such-as water storage, repairs to deteriorating roads, schools etc. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Elk Grove, CA