SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego County Taxpayers Association says California's bullet train is not going to help San Diego.
Construction on the line began Tuesday afternoon in Fresno when Governor Jerry Brown signed a ceremonial piece of rail.
When the line is complete in 2029, it will run from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It's going to cost $68 billion, most of which hasn't been raised.
There is a plan to extend the line through San Diego after 2029, but critics say it's probably never going to happen.
"It's not going to get to San Diego, have no confidence of that happening...you can't say it's creating jobs, can't say it's removing carbon emissions, what are we doing?" said Sean Karafin of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.
Karafin also said that while the line won't extend to San Diego, San Diegans will still be paying for it.
"General tax payer dollars from the entire state are going to be spent, just as much from someone in San Francisco that might, in theory, get use of the train by 2029," Karafin said.