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Posted on May 17, 2007

Schwarzenegger praises bullet trains in op-ed

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a recent op-ed column, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said bullet trains would help relieve freeway congestion, improve air quality and create greater mobility. The column appeared three days after an editorial criticized the Republican governor's "curious coolness" toward rail transit and the high-speed rail project. To read the full story, click here.

 

Ex-Google engineer donates $1M for Tahoe public bus


STATELINE, Nev. — A former Google Inc. software engineer has pledged $1 million to the local transportation agency BluGo to help launch public bus service between the Carson Valley and the Stateline casino area on Lake Tahoe's south shore. To read the full story, click here.

 

Trains cross Korean demilitarized zone

 


SEOUL, South Korea — For the first time since the 1950-53 Korean War, trains crossed the 2.5-mile-wide demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea. The trial run was the latest symbol of a historic reconciliation that began following a summit of the region's leaders in 2000. To read the full story, click here.

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