BLOG

California’s Bullet Train to Reduce Accidents


California’s Bullet Train to Reduce Accidents

The high-speed rail through California’s Central Valley that’s been dubbed the “bullet train.” The bullet train will allow commuters to take a 2 hour and 40 minute ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles at speeds of up to 220 mph and will offer many benefits for residents as well as the environment.

The final project will span over 800 miles of train track and utilize 24 stations. Each day, it will eliminate 10 million miles of travel as well as 180 flights. The bullet train will take cars off the roadways, especially in traffic-ridden areas such as San Francisco and Los Angeles, which will reduce the number of vehicle accidents.

It is expected to reduce carbon emissions by up to 40 percent by 2030. This project will also provide a much-needed boost to California’s infrastructure. California’s population continues to expand placing unsustainable strain on the state’s roadways and airports.

Project Woes

Over-Budget

Despite its many advantages, the bullet train has faced opposition along the way. It was approved by voters in 2008. It was supposed to be completed by September 30, 2017. However, the project is behind schedule and over budget. Anticipated completion date for Phase 1 is 2025, Phase II is to be completed in 2029. Estimated project cost is $64 billion, a huge increase from initial cost estimate of $40 billion.

Lawsuits & Delay

Many opponents of the bullet train project believe that the project violates provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. To date, six lawsuits have already been filed challenging continuation of the project. Continued litigation has caused numerous, unforeseen delays.

Current Status of California’s Bullet Train Project

Construction has already begun, with crews working on 119 miles of track near Fresno area. The public continues to widely support the project according to a May 2016 study which showed that 63 percent of Californians still considered the bullet train “important” for the “future quality of life and economic vitality of California.”

Do I Have A Case?

We offer free consultation. No office visit required, we will get back to you within 24 hours.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

 

What can we do for you?

  • Answer your legal question.
  • Provide a Free Case Evaluation.
  • Schedule an appointment.

 

Why
Choose Us?

  • Available 24/7
  • Trusted Since 1990
  • Local to You
  • Recovered $350,000,000
  • 5 Star Reviews
  • Free Case Evaluation
  • VIP Service
  • No Win, No Fee

Latest Law Post


May 8, 2019

Best Bike Cities 2019

The California cities of Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, San Diego, Ventura, Lompoc, Goleta, Santa Maria, Long Beach and Carpinteria were all in the top 50 best overall cities for bicycling compiled by People For Bikes in May 2019. Santa Barbara was ranked the highest of all California cities, in 12th place.


May 1, 2019

Understanding Car Insurance Costs

Before buying a new car, you may want to consider all costs of owning a vehicle not just your monthly car payment. One of the biggest expenses associated with owning or leasing a car, besides the monthly car payment, is insurance. In some cases, insurance can cost as much or even more than your car payment.

 

We are Personal Injury Lawyers representing accident victims throughout California.
For 30 years, the law firm of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP has helped injury victims
obtain the compensation they deserve.