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California bullet train project wins major court victory
California bullet train project wins major court victory

In a victory for California's bullet train project, an appellate court Thursday overturned a lower court ruling that found the state had failed to comply with the law in developing a funding plan for the $68-billion line between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The decision lifts a significant cloud that hung over the California High-Speed Rail Authority's ability to move the project ahead over the next several years, when it plans to start construction of a 130-mile segment of track in the Central Valley and accelerate planning on a 40-mile section from Burbank to Palmdale. But the ruling, issued by the 3rd District Court of Appeal, explicitly warned that "substantial legal...

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