State rail authority documents revealed this week that yet ANOTHER large section of the so called 'bullet train' will operate at slower speeds than originally promised. The slowdown is part of a new cost savings measure according to the documents. The new plans show that there will no longer be dedicated tracks designed for speeds of up to 220 miles per hour over a 30 mile stretch south of San Francisco.
Instead, this stretch between San Jose and Gilroy will operate at 110 mph tracks near existing tracks owned by Union Pacific. This is the third compromise made for money that will compromise the speeds and create slower tracks. The promise of a trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than three hours is what sold this project, but with these "cost saving measures", there is no chance builders will be able to deliver.
Read the full report at the LA Times