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Report: Calif.’s HSR plan doesn’t meet rules

Posted on December 1, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s legislative analyst said the state’s $98 billion high-speed rail system plan doesn’t comply with parts of the 2008 ballot measure voters approved to provide the seed money, the AP reported.

The Legislative Analyst’s Office issued a report that said that a 130-mile stretch of track from Merced to Bakersfield would not be a stand-alone operating segment of the high-speed rail line, as required by Proposition 1A. The report added that since federal funding for high-speed rail is drying up, it is looking more likely that the stand-alone stretch planned for the Central Valley "may be all that is ever built." For the full story, click here.

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