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H.R. 867: High Speed Rail Corridor Development Act of 2021

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Is the logic behind Golden State’s rail line on the wrong train of thought?

Context

A high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, reaching speeds of up to 220 miles per hour, was approved in 2008. Intended to connect the second- and 13th-largest cities in the U.S., the 520-mile project was slated to cost $33 billion. It was greenlit after approval by 52.6 percent of California voters in a 2008 Election Day referendum.

That was then. The rail line was supposed to be fully operational by 2020. By 2021, it’s now running years behind schedule, tens of billions of dollars over budget, and has been shrunk to a plan to connect the medium-sized cities of Merced and Bakersfield instead.

Now, the rail line’s proponents …

Sponsor and status

Jim Costa

Sponsor. Representative for California's 16th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Feb 5, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Feb 5, 2021

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Cosponsors

5 Cosponsors (5 Democrats)

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Feb 5, 2021
 
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H.R. 867 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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