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Gov. Jerry Brown trying to will California's high-speed rail into existence

(Source: Politico Magazine, February 8, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- But there is one project Gov. Brown has decided not to save for the future, his Great Pyramid of Giza: building the nation’s first high-speed rail line, one of the largest infrastructure projects in U.S. history, with an estimated price tag of $68 billion — if not higher. Shovels are poised to hit the ground this year on the first section of track, the latest advance in Brown’s 32-year quest to erect something he believes befits the image of California as a “land of dreams.”

Full story: Politico Magazine

Monday, February 10, 2014

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