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CASE STUDY 5.2. California’s high-speed rail project
1. The high-speed rail project has several benefits and drawbacks. this sum up to either its
ineffectiveness or its effectiveness as I will discuss below. The advantages of the project
are
2. The railway will connect mega-regions of the state. The railway upon completion will run
from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in less than three hours. The distance
between the two places stands at 800 miles. Such short periods for moving over such
large areas will improve the efficiency of movement numerously.
3. The second advantage of the railway line is that it will lead to a cleaner environment. As
compared to buses, the trains ferry many people at a go hence reducing the emissions
made by the engines when many buses are used in the place of one train.
4. The railway will lead to robust economic growths in the areas that it covers. Efficient
movement of goods and products means that the productivity of enterprises will increase.
This will gradually go on to impact the economy of the whole state.
On the other hand, there are several drawbacks as well that are associated with the project. They
include
1. The source of the funds that will be used to finish the project is still uncertain. This
translates into that there is a possibility of the project stalling if the necessary mitigation
measures are not taken. Stalling of the projects means the money that had been used goes
to waste.
2. The blended system approach that the high-speed railway has taken has several
unresolved issues.
In my view, the advantages of the project outweigh the drawbacks of the project. The fact that
the railway will open up the economy hence leading to more earning by the government erases
the issue f the finances. Projects that are sure to give back the money that was used to establish
them are feasible. The project should therefore in my view be completed.
1. Starting a project based on tenuous projections that may not occur in ten years from now
has several implications. They include,
2. When projecting the cost, the planner of the project is likely to underestimate the costs
that will be incurred in the project since they only have the end in mind.
3. Once the project has been started based on such projections, the workers are compelled to
finish it. The plan, therefore, becomes rigid and not able to take into consideration of
other factors such as extra costs incurred outside the initial plan.
4. Such projects will require a project manager since the tenure will be high and the project
team will not be able to undertake it without a project manager.
5. Several other factors go into consideration when deciding whether or no to undertake the
high-speed railway project. They include;

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Responses Name Institution Instructor Course Date CASE STUDY 5.2. California’s high-speed rail project 1. The high-speed rail project has several benefits and drawbacks. this sum up to either its ineffectiveness or its effectiveness as I will discuss below. The advantages of the project are 2. The railway will connect mega-regions of the state. The railway upon completion will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in less than three hours. The distance between the two places stands at 800 miles. Such short periods for moving over such large areas will improve the efficiency of movement numerously. 3. The second advantage of the railway line is that it will lead to a cleaner environment. As compared to buses, the trains ferry many people at a go hence reducing the emissions made by the engines when many buses are used in the place of one train. 4. The railway will lead to robust economic growths in the areas that it covers. Efficient movement of goods and products means that the productivity of enterprises will increase. This will gradually go on to impact the economy of the whole state. On the other hand, there are several drawbacks as well that are associated wi ...
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