Calif. Bullet Train Project Gets OK To Seize Properties

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT) -- The California High Speed Rail Authority moved one step closer Friday to commencing construction on the state’s two-decades-old, $68 billion high-speed rail project, getting permission from a state board to start eminent domain actions on a handful of properties the authority needs for the initial segment of the line.

The California State Public Works Board on Friday approved the proceedings for eight properties in Fresno, Calif., which are among the properties the rail authority needs in order to build the initial line of the railway, a portion planned to run for 130...
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