On Tuesday, Gavin Newsom, the Governor of California, stated that the state will abandon its plan to build a high-speed rail line that will connect San Francisco to Los Angeles. The railway is expected to cost $77 billion, and Newsom thinks this is too much. “Let’s be real. The current project, as planned, would cost too much and, respectfully, take too long. There’s been too little oversight and not enough transparency,” Newsom stated in his first State Of The State address. “Right now, there simply isn’t a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to L.A. (Los Angeles). I wish there were."
Although Newsom stated that there will not be a railway from San Francisco to Los Angeles, he did assure that the 119-mile long railway that connects Merced to Bakersfield, which is currently under construction, will be finished.