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State will consider new bullet train route through Bakersfield
State will consider new bullet train route through Bakersfield

Bakersfield settled an environmental lawsuit against the bullet train project on Friday, winning a concession by the state to consider a new rail route into the city's downtown. The city — along with Kern County; Shafter, Calif.; a hospital; a church and a developer — objected to the original route and other conditions that were certified by the California High-Speed Rail Authority in its federal and state environmental documents. The Bakersfield route is among the more contentious urban transits in the Central Valley section of the high-speed rail project, affecting dozens of businesses, a major medical center and the city's main high school campus. Under the...

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