California High Speed Rail

Gov. Brown asks President Trump for help on the California bullet train

Gov. Brown asks President Trump for help on the California bullet train

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday appealed to President Trump for help on the California bullet train, which would connect Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Brown’s letter asks the president to transfer federal oversight of environmental reviews on the $64-billion project to the state rail authority.

It also seems to search for common ground between two leaders who have little other than an appreciation for high-speed rail and a disdain for what some would call “red tape.”

Brown has made the construction of a bullet train a cornerstone of his vision for the state’s future transportation system, while Trump has touted the need for fast trains nationwide.

So far, Brown...

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