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Calif. Gov. tours Asia to generate partnerships for high-speed rail project

Posted on September 16, 2010

[IMAGE]Gov-Arnold-Japan-full-2.jpg[/IMAGE]TOKYO —  California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was in Asia this week to generate interest and partnerships for California’s high-speed rail project and highlight the need for a U.S. high-speed rail system. On Tuesday, he took a ride on Japan's latest model of its high-speed bullet train, the Series E5 bullet train prototype, which features a massive 50-foot nose dubbed "arrow-line". Japan is up against China, France, Germany and other bidders as it seeks to sell its Shinkansen and magnetic train systems for Obama's high-speed rail project, which is backed by $13 billion in public funding, reported AFP. To read the full story, click here.

To read more on the Japanese tour, click on the Bloomberg report here.

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