One Planet: The future of high-speed rail in California
On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the future of California's high-speed rail project. Governor Gavin Newsom has called off the $77 billion plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco. He is now proposing a shorter route connecting Merced to Bakersfield.
What are the social and environmental benefits of high-speed trains? What can we learn from other countries with high-speed rail systems?
Kurtis Alexander, general assignment reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, professor of Urban Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Elizabeth Deakin, professor emerita of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley