Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 | 2:01 a.m.
Many letters and emails fault the DesertXpress plans to only build as far as Victorville. But those last 60 miles to the L.A. basin could cost from three to four times as much as the rest of the system. I guess the naysayers have never noticed that Cajon Pass is already full of railroad tracks and highways. Or that a tunnel under those mountains would pass through some serious fault lines, one of which is the San Andreas. And, what about the cost of a right-of-way in the basin itself?
If we never start on better transportation somewhere, we will never have anything better, anywhere. The freeway has already proven that its time has passed.