CA Voters Have Turned Against High-Speed Rail

About two-thirds of California voters would like a second chance to decide whether to sell $9 billion in bonds to help pay for the state's high-speed rail system -- and most of them would reject the measure in a new election, according to a Field Poll released today.

The voters' position on the project is a departure from 2008, when the bond measure passed with 52.6 percent approval.

What happened?

The California High-Speed Rail Authority said in early November that the project could cost $98.5 billion, more than double previous estimates. Officials also pushed the projected completion date from 2020 to 2033.

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Tuesday was a bad day for high-speed rail on both coasts