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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.

Full story: Reuters

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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