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Calif., Amtrak end joint high-speed train bid

Posted on July 2, 2014

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SACRAMENTO — Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority have canceled a joint agreement seeking companies to build high-speed trains for them, a proposal billed as a way to save money and lure advanced train manufacturing to the U.S., the Sacramento Bee reported.

RELATED: Amtrak, Calif. request bids for high-speed trains

The agencies said their needs are too different and manufacturers are not yet ready to build trains that can run on both Amtrak's 100-year-old rail lines and the high-speed corridors planned for California's system, according to the report.

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