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But Then We Wouldn’t Need a Train

Speaking of fast times in California’s sprawling Central Valley, how’s a Golden State Autobahn grab you? As the Los Angeles Times reports, state Sen. John Moorlach has introduced a bill that would authorize building new lanes with no speed limits on the state’s two main north-south highways, the 5 and the 99. Funds to pay for it would come out of the state’s cap-and-trade revenues and would certainly cost much less than building out the floundering high speed rail system. And, as Moorlach says, folks are pretty much already ignoring the speed limit anyway. As someone who has spent countless hours on both those roads, I’ll attest to that! Wait…did I just admit to something? Never mind. Forget I said anything.