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High-speed rail plans in California caught in a political storm

(Source: New York Times, January 6, 2014)

LOS ANGELES -- Gov. Jerry Brown of California is riding into an election year on a wave of popularity and an upturn in the state’s fortunes. But a project that has become a personal crusade for him over the past two years — a 520-mile high-speed train line from Los Angeles to San Francisco — is in trouble, reeling from a court ruling that undermined its financing, and from slipping public support and opponents’ rising calls to shut it down.

Full story: New York Times

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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