Imagine if Boston ditched the Big Dig half-way through. Imagine if the San Francisco to Oakland Bay Bridge stopped at Yerba Buena Island. Imagine if the Transcontinental Railroad track extended only from Nevada to Wyoming. For California High Speed Rail, Newbie Governor Gavin Newsom seems to be picking the worst route of all – the one that will make everybody unhappy and will ensure that the high-speed rail that is built is a catastrophic failure. [Read more…] about Newsom’s folly: California High-Speed Rail to be built only from Merced to Bakersfield.