Gavin Newsom says project ‘would cost too much and respectfully take too long’, with too little oversight
Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday he is abandoning a plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, a project with an estimated cost that has ballooned to $77bn.
“Let’s be real,” the California governor said in his first state of the state address. “The current project, as planned, would cost too much and respectfully take too long. There’s been too little oversight and not enough transparency.”