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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California lawmakers gave the green light to start building the nation's first dedicated high-speed rail line, a multibillion dollar project that will eventually link Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The move marked major political victories for Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration. Both have promoted bullet trains as job generators and clean transportation alternatives.
In a narrow 21-16 party-line vote that involved intense lobbying by the governor, legislative leaders and labor groups, the state Senate approved the measure marking the launch of California's ambitious bullet train, which has spent years in the planning stages.
The final cost of the completed project from Los Angeles to San Francisco is projected to be $68 billion.
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by xuenchen
That’s what every bankrupt state needs….an expensive new high speed rail system!
They should call it 'the train to nowhere'!