Joel Kotkin interviewed by Reason about California’s high speed rail project.

Former Gov. Jerry Brown was a steadfast supporter of the California’s bullet-train boondoggle… But in his first State of the State Address, current Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he would scale back California’s high speed rail project.

“He’s spit in Jerry Brown’s eye,” says Joel Kotkin, a fellow in urban studies at Chapman University and Executive Director of Center for Opportunity Urbanism .


The Center for Opportunity Urbanism is a non-profit dedicated to preserving the American dream and promoting upward mobility for all Americans.