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Building L.A. County segment would accelerate bullet train project
Building L.A. County segment would accelerate bullet train project

The "train to nowhere" is beginning to look a bit more like a train to somewhere. Flush with $250 million this year and the promise of billions more from the state's cap-and-trade program, the California High Speed Rail Authority has proposed accelerating plans to build the segment of the bullet train that will run through Los Angeles County. Officials intend to begin environmental analysis this summer on a train that could travel from Palmdale to Burbank in 15 minutes, even as construction continues on the first segment in the Central Valley. This is a good plan that could help legitimize the beleaguered project and could ultimately help get commuters out of their cars. ...

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