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California bullet train project advances amid cries of boondoggle

(Source: New York Times, November 26, 2011)

SACRAMENTO — California's elected leaders, including Gov. Jerry Brown, are rallying around a plan to build a 520-mile high-speed rail line from Los Angeles to San Francisco, cutting the trip from a six-hour drive to a train ride of two hours and 38 minutes. According to the New York Times, they are doing it in the face of what might seem like insurmountable political and fiscal obstacles.

Full story: New York Times

Monday, November 28, 2011

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