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California bullet train's travel time mandate adds to cost

(Source: Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2011)

LOS ANGELES — A 2008 voter-approved measure that funded the California high-speed rail project requires that trains be able to travel from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to San Francisco in no more than two hours and 40 minutes. It was an aggressive goal, requiring cutting-edge technology. According to the Los Angeles Times it was originally intended to protect the sanctity of the bullet train concept from political compromise, but the mandate will likely add to the high cost of the project.

Full story: Los Angeles Times

Thursday, December 15, 2011

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