SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — A new poll finds a majority of California voters want the $68-billion bullet train project stopped and consider it a waste of money.
A USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times survey published Saturday found that 52 percent of voters say the project to link Los Angeles and San Francisco by high-speed trains should be halted. Only 43 percent said it should go forward.READ MORE: Storm Fronts March Through Bay Area; Massive Tree Topples In San Francisco Neighborhood
The findings mirror a poll last year. At the time state rail officials argued that public support would increase as improvements were made to the plan. But the support hasn’t materialized.READ MORE: Outrage Grows Over Racist Comments Targeting KPIX 5 Reporter Betty Yu
Instead, the poll found 70 percent of voters wanted the project back on the ballot, up from 55 percent last year.
The project has fallen a year behind schedule and is facing multiple lawsuits.MORE NEWS: Suspect Arrested On DUI Charges In Fatal Fairfield Hit-And-Run
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