By Noel T. Braymer
A constant complaint by critics of the California High Speed Rail project and of High Speed Rail in general is they are money wasting boondoggles which will be a drain on the taxpayers with no benefit for them. For the critics High Speed Rail is an example of Government waste and inefficiency. Is this true? The State of California will own the new High Speed Railroad once it is built. But private companies winning contracts through competitive bidding are designing, building and will operate California’s High Speed Rail. When preparing for this project the California High Speed Rail Authority studied High Speed Rail projects around the world for ideas on how to build High Speed Rail in California economically.
One such idea being used in the construction of High Speed Rail in California is what is call Design-Build construction. In the past separate contracts have been…
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