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Carbon footprint alone
is reason to cancel HSR

Re. “Cost estimate triples for San Jose-S.F. high-speed rail,” Page A1, June 17:

Can anything stop this train? Here are some facts.

First, this is supposed to be a project to fight climate change. This train will never be carbon neutral with all the concrete used considering every yard of concrete produces 400 pounds of carbon in the manufacturing process. Then throw in the carbon emitted just to transport this concrete along with the carbon in all the construction equipment.

Travel time from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

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