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California bullet train construction update shows costs could reach $100B

February 19, 2020

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has released its Draft 2020 Business Plan.

Although it is making progress and putting Californians to work on the bullet train construction, the costs for the full project have grown at least another $1.3 billion to an average estimate of $80.3 billion and future funding remains uncertain. The low end of the authority’s estimate has the Northern California to Southern California route coming in at $63.2 billion, and, at the high end of the CHSRA’s range, the project could cost as much as $98.1 billion.

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