This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.
One of the impediments to the long-awaited high-speed rail project in California is that you have to run the tracks through a lot of communities in the Imperial Valley. These communities, quite reasonably, want a train station in exchange for the land (to spur development, create jobs, etc.). But if you add too many stops, the train stops being, well… high-speed.
In that sense, it’s good to see one central CA city put it all into context and admit that hey, it’s okay that the train isn’t going to stop there.
P.S.: if you’ve got the time, check out this sweet promo video for the project: