How California's High-Speed Train Project Derailed
The following infographic shows how the golden state's dream project was derailed. Back in 2000, it was expected that the entire network would cost around $25 billion but things quickly spun out of control. By 2012, planners were looking at a total bill of $68.4 billion and last year that grew even further to $77.3 billion. It was thought that the total cost could even grow as high as $98 billion.
After 16 states filed lawsuits against Trump after he declared a national emergency, the president took aim at California and the train project in particular. He tweeted that "the failed fast train project" was beset by "word record setting" cost overruns and had become "hundreds of times more expensive than the desperately needed Wall!"
This chart shows the evolution of the total budget estimation for California's bullet train project.