We've chronicled some whopper boondoggles on these pages but for its concentrated scale and sheer audacity, this one is worthy of being ranked right towards the top.
Who's up for $1 billion/mile rail line in San Fran that doesn't even hook up with the BART line and isn't near being fully funded yet?
This near two-mile railroad to nowhere will cost $1.6 billion and we all know the costs of these types of projects never... repeat, never go down, only up.
They're funded to the tune of $700 million, currently and the city thinks they can scratch together $500 million from other sources but that still leaves them almost another $500 million short.
Not to worry. This is Pelosi country. They'll get the cashe under some such gimmickry like infrastructure stimulus. Take it to the bank.