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Just When You Thought the CA Bullet Train Is All But Dead…




The California High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) advertises that once this $68-billion dollar project is finished, travel time between San Francisco to Los Angeles will be 2 hours and 40 minutes.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) advertises that once this $68-billion dollar project is finished, travel time between San Francisco to Los Angeles will be 2 hours and 40 minutes.
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The ambitious bullet train project that’s supposed to link the northern and southern part of California is up in the air, but the California High-Speed Rail Authority is going ahead with a $1.6 billion request for bids to build tracks and put in other infrastructural elements for a high-speed line.

The move is opposed by federal regulators, which sent a letter to California saying that a request for bids requires an approval from them before it can proceed.

Joining Larry to discuss this latest wrinkle in the state’s moribund high-speed rail dream is LA Times’s Ralph Vartabedian, who’s been reporting of the story.

We reached out to the CA Rail Authority and the Federal Railway Administration, but have not heard back

Guest:

Ralph Vartabedian, staff writer at the LA Times who’s been following the story