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California high-speed rail: Reports of its death exaggerated by media as project moves ahead

(Source: Streetsblog Los Angeles, December 9, 2013)

LOS ANGELES — Last week, the media once again reported that the California high-speed rail project is in its death throes.

Bottom line, construction on a segment from at least Madera to south of Fresno will move forward. After that, more segments will be built. There will be more legal battles. The political winds will, no doubt, generate stops and starts. But despite all the doom-and-gloom reporting, California HSR isn’t dead. However, given the many challenges, by the time the first train runs from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than three hours, everyone reading this may be.

Full story: la.streetsblog.org

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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