Calif. Officials Get On Board With $68B High-Speed Train Plan

Law360, San Diego (April 12, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT) -- The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Thursday unanimously approved a $68.4 billion plan to construct a high-speed rail system connecting major metropolitan areas along the state, clearing the way for the proposal to head to the state legislature.

The revised business plan — which cut $30 billion from a previous estimate by proposing to use existing rail infrastructure in Northern and Southern California instead of building all-new track — aims to bring 220-mph train service to the state and seeks to get started on construction later...
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