California high-speed rail segment receives federal approval
(Source: Reuters, September 20, 2012)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The initial segment of California's ambitious $68 billion high speed rail project won the approval of the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration on Wednesday, clearing the way for construction to begin in 2013. Federal authorities approved a 65-mile section of track through the state's central agricultural heartland, from Merced to Fresno, after environmental and engineering reviews were completed.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012