Bullet Train's Halting Journey Into Downtown San Francisco

By Eli Wirtschafter, KALW/Crosscurrents

Rod Diridon Sr. says his favorite song is “Ol’ Man River.”

The song is “about persevering against great odds, when the deck was stacked against you,” says the former Santa Clara County supervisor. “And wanting to be like that old man river that just keeps rolling along.”

Diridon, who recently turned 78, hopes to live long enough to ride on a high-speed train from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

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