LA Roundtable #73: California's High-Speed Rail Line: Boon or Boondoggle? - Oct 03, 2012

A proposal to construct a high speed rail line, sometimes referred to as California’s “bullet train,” has received both praise and derision for several years. Construction of the line, which ultimately would run from San Diego to Sacramento, would undoubtedly cost many billions of dollars. Critics question whether this is the right time to be spending so much money, while proponents point to job creation and long-term benefits as reasons for the project to proceed. Elaborating on the pros and cons of the high speed rail line are our panelists, Richard Katz, a member of the MTA Board of Directors, and Adrian Moore, Vice President of the Reason Foundation.