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California's plan to use Amtrak as fallback for high-speed rail criticized

(Source: Los Angeles Times, December 27, 2011)

LOS ANGELES — Critics of the California High Speed Rail plan are now attacking the state's fallback plan to use a 130-mile stretch of track for slower Amtrak service is a sham because there's no guarantee the national rail service will ever use it. The California High Speed Rail Authority has estimated 45 minutes could be shaved off Amtrak's current service between Bakersfield and Merced.

Full story: Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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