Commonwealth National Podcast

California's Proposition One: Pros and Cons of High-Speed Rail


Pros and Cons of High-Speed Rail

Quentin Kopp, Chairman, CA High Speed Rail Authority (Pro-Prop One)
Jon Coupal, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (Anti-Prop One)
Norman Mineta, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation – Moderator

Plans to build a 200-mph bullet train route between San Francisco and Los Angeles will put California on the map as home to the nation’s first high-speed train. If Proposition 1A passes, will the billions spent be offset by operating revenues? Will private investment be available? Is the system a wise investment for the state?

This program was recorded in front of a live audience on October 3, 2008