Somehow, a condition requiring further study of the Peninsula leg of the proposed route managed to slip into the proposed budget, and no one is fessing up to having done it.
What the study would do is delay the project long enough that the state might lose $1.3 billion in federal stimulus money earmarked for the project.
It might not matter, since Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has promised to veto the budget anyway.
The bullet train proved popular enough to win a nearly $10 billion bond measure put to voters last year.
Photo by Matt Montagne.
Jackson West didn't need another reason to resent Atherton, but there you go.