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SERIES: How Viable is High Speed Rail in California
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 07:36 PM
If high-speed rail is going to happen anywhere on a bigger scale than the current Northeast Acela service, it's going to be in California. In 2008, voters approved a $10 billion bond measure to fund a train that can zip people from L.A. to San Francisco in just two-and-a-half hours.
But the train would also be noisy, and to some residents, and unwanted eyesore. Palo Alto and two other cities are suing the state to stop California's plan. It's by no means a sure thing. KALW's Casey Miner examines the real prospects of the biggest rail project in the country. Listen to the full story here on Marketplace.
And you can see the whole Marketplace series on the Future of Transportation here.