Gov. Newsom Dims Jerry Brown's Grand Vision of California High Speed Rail

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An artist's rendering of California High-Speed Rail.
An artist's rendering of California High-Speed Rail. (California High-Speed Rail)

Governor Newsom has put the grand vision of high-speed rail between San Francisco and Los Angeles on hold. The announcement came in Tuesday's State of the State address, where Newsom committed to 119-miles of high-speed rail between Merced and Bakersfield, but pulled back from former Governor Jerry Brown's larger plan, citing cost overruns and mismanagement. With uncertainty now surrounding the project, we'll discuss the new direction for California's high speed rail under Governor Newsom.

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