Jerry Brown High Speed Dreams

February 18, 2012 - 2:05 PM
In this photo taken Feb. 14, 2012, an Amtrak train bound for the San Francisco Bay Area travels through West Sacramento, Calif in Sacramento, Calif. The current proposal for a $98 billion high-speed rail system would link trains traveling up to 220 mph to Amtrak and other existing passenger rail lines. Despite critics' claims that it is a boondoggle, Gov. Jerry Brown has sworn his support to the state's high-speed rail project, although it could imperil his political legacy if it fails.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)