Two days ago, if asked to name the shakiest transportation project in California, you’d have to say high-speed rail, which took eight years to get from bond approval to digging a hole in the ground and is building slowly southward in the San Joaquin Valley.

Following Thursday’s release of President Trump’s first federal budget proposal though, you’d have to say that high-speed rail is as solid as any project in the state.


Because high-speed rail can’t be cut from the federal budget…