California's Bullet Train Breaks Ground

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The $68 billion California high-speed rail project officially broke ground Tuesday in Fresno, and track-laying will now begin in the region. The groundbreaking comes two years later than planned and amid incomplete funding for the project. We'll look at the current state of high-speed rail, and check in with its supporters and detractors.


Sasha Khokha, Central Valley bureau chief for KQED News

Quentin Kopp, retired superior court judge, member of the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board from August 2006-March 2011 and former chairman of the State Senate Transportation Committee

Jim Patterson, member of the California State Assembly representing the 23rd Assembly District

Dan Richard, chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board

Rod Diridon, executive director, Mineta Transportation Institute