By Erin Baldassari | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: February 26, 2019 at 3:25 pm | UPDATED: February 26, 2019 at 3:37 pm SACRAMENTO — Nonpartisan state analysts have a message for Gov. Gavin Newsom and the legislature: Make up your mind when it comes to bullet trains. In a report released Tuesday, the Legislative Analyst Office cautioned against any continued waffling about whether the state should complete its high-speed rail vision of 220-mph trains whisking passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in less than three hours — a vision voters approved in 2008 under Prop 1A. On the one hand, Newsom, in his State of the State address earlier this month, said the project would cost too much and take too long. “Right now, there simply isn’t a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to L.A.,” he said in his Feb. 12 address. “I wish there were.” The next day, he back-tracked on his earlier comments, saying the state was committed to “connecting the Central Valley and beyond.” But just what that means is less clear, the report said. Does that mean the governor would be postponing, or “effectively terminating,”… Read full this story
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