Questions raised about Calif. HSR on-time completion

Posted on May 16, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — Experts are questioning whether California’s high-speed rail project can be finished on time. At a cost of $6 billion for building the first 130-mile segment through the Central Valley by the federal deadline of September 2017, a Los Angeles Times analysis estimates, it would mean spending $3.5 million a day — the fastest burn rate for transportation construction in U.S. history, KGO-TV San Francisco reported.

The California High Speed Rail Authority told KGO-TV San Francisco it's ramping up its staff of 37 now, adding an engineer who helped build Taiwan's system and it's confident Phase One can be built on time. For the full story, click here.

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