Calif. Unifies Track To Cut $30B From High-Speed Train Plan

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 9:56 PM EDT) -- The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Monday released a revised $68.4 billion plan to bring 220-mph train service to the state, cutting $30 billion from a previous estimate by proposing to integrate new construction with existing infrastructure instead of building all new track.

The CHSRA's board is set to vote April 12 on the new plan, which would see construction start later this year on an initial 300-mile segment of high-speed track between Merced, Calif., in the state's Central Valley, and the San Fernando Valley near...
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