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High-speed rail, Bay Area plan to split $1.5 billion cost to supercharge rail line

(Source: San Jose Mercury News, March 21, 2012)

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Hoping to bring the bonanza of California high-speed rail funds to the Bay Area much quicker, local and state leaders on Wednesday unveiled a strategy to split the $1.5 billion cost to electrify the Caltrain line. The plan would pave the way for quicker commuter trains to zip between San Francisco and San Jose as early as 2018 and for statewide bullet trains to run sooner than expected.

Full story: San Jose Mercury News

Thursday, March 22, 2012

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