A chance to fix biggest bullet train mistake

■ By Thomas D. Elias / Columnist By the beginning of next year, California will have a new governor and perhaps a new perspective on its largest building project of this and the next decade—the fractionally-built and ultra-controversial bullet train now under construction in Madera and Fresno counties. A new governor can mean a new board of directors for the High Speed Rail Authority and a new outlook on the current management’s biggest error—its insistence on routing the new train through the most populated parts of the Central Valley rather than along the much more open route of Interstate 5 on that valley’s western edge. It’s not often that a state

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