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California region's high-speed rail expansion keeps rolling with $135 million federal grant

(Source: Sacramento Bee, January 8, 2013)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — One hundred and fifty years ago, Sacramento launched the transcontinental railroad. Today, city leaders are seeking to become rail pioneers once again. They're tapping the transit-friendly Obama administration for hundreds of millions of dollars to help them build what they say will be a seamless, 21st-century regional rail network, on which passengers will move easily from streetcars to light-rail trains to Amtrak and — someday — to high-speed rail.

Full story: Sacramento Bee

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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