California’s proposed high-speed rail line is getting more attention, but not the kind that’s going to make the project move faster, or at all.

Congressman Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced) is calling the plan to spend $4.15 billion to build a connection between the small Central Valley towns of Borden and Corcoran a “gross misuse” of taxpayer funds.

From The Bay Area News Group:

In a state known for big cities and even bigger financial woes, California is ready to pay $4.15 billion to run its first high-speed rail line between two tiny towns.

Critics are calling the proposal from the California High-Speed Rail Authority the “train to nowhere” and urging federal authorities to stop it.

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