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California High-speed Rail Faces Obstacles

California's newly approved $68 billion high-speed rail project faces funding obstacles, but a business plan from Gov. Jerry Brown's administration suggests private investors and revenue from the state's cap-and-trade program are expected to help finance its construction.

July 11, 2012

California's newly approved $68 billion high-speed rail project faces funding obstacles, but a business plan from Gov. Jerry Brown's administration suggests private investors and revenue from the state's cap-and-trade program are expected to help finance its construction.

The Huffington Post quotes Brown as saying, "The money is there. We have the capability in California in a $2 trillion annual economy to finance this thing." Meanwhile, farmers and budget hawks are lining up against the project.

Source: AGC

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