Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
High-Speed Rail: Full Speed Ahead?Download audio (MP3)
California lawmakers gave the green light to start building the nation's first dedicated high-speed rail line, a $68 billion project that will eventually link San Francisco and Los Angeles. The state is now authorized to sell a portion of a $10 billion bond that voters approved in 2008. But that only covers a fraction of the cost. Where will the rest of the funding come from, and what other hurdles remain?
Host: Michael Krasny
- Daniel Krause, co-founder and executive director of Californians for High-Speed Rail
- Elizabeth Alexis, co-founder of Californians Advocating Responsible Rail Design
- Jerry Hill, California state assemblymember (D-19th District)
- Joe Simitian, California state senator (D-Palo Alto)
- Michael Cabanatuan, transportation writer for The San Francisco Chronicle
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