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Work on California high-speed rail begins, challenges remain




A rendering of what a high-speed rail train would look like traversing California's desert.
A rendering of what a high-speed rail train would look like traversing California's desert.
California High Speed Rail Authority

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Despite some roadblocks, California is moving forward with its $68 billion plan to connect San Francisco and Los Angeles with a high-speed train. 

Dan Richard, chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, says work on the first phase has begun, but some challenges remain.