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High-Speed Rail: Full Speed Ahead?


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California High-Speed Rail Authority
An artist's rendering of a California high-speed rail train.
California High-Speed Rail Authority
An artist's rendering of a California high-speed rail train.

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

Guests:

  • 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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