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First phase of California bullet train is cut due to legal disputes

(Source: Los Angeles Times, June 8, 2015)

LOS ANGELES — State bullet train officials have cut eight miles of track from an initial 130-mile section of construction in the Central Valley as a result of legal disputes with local cities. Instead of ending in the outskirts of Bakersfield, the rail work will now stop just north of Shafter. A still-pending legal battle also could eliminate a proposed elevated structure that would have carried high-speed trains through Shafter's downtown.

Full story: Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

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