Originally Posted by alnorth
CA does not need a rail, at all. The traffic problems in that state are intra-city, not inter-city. There is not a logjam from SF to LA to SD. You get traffic problems when you try to go from one end of those cities to the other end, and since people don't want to ride a damned train or a bus, they need more roads. They haven't built the necessary roads because of political stupidity and this eternal optimism that they can get people to start riding subways and buses.
I don't know the California market so I'll trust your judgment. I am speaking to the Midwest and northeast, which I do know.