California’s high-speed train has just been delayed by three more years. The first leg of the state’s high-speed rail is now set to finish by 2025, not 2022 as planned. This could mean that Hyperloop—the Golden State’s other, even more futuristic transit plan—could beat the bullet train to the station.
That first leg of California’s bullet train has already been fraught with problems. Last month, it was announced that the first leg’s location was completely switching locations from LA to San Francisco, in hopes to get the project out on time. Southern California’s complex mountain ranges require 36 miles’ worth of tunneling, an expensive and time-consuming task which could’ve slowed the project down even more.