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Gas-tax repeal backers to launch new campaign to halt California's bullet train

Published: 
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 1:29pm

Backers of a November initiative to repeal the gas-tax increase said Monday they will also ask voters to approve a measure in 2020 that would provide funds to fix roads without charging Californians more at the pump, and would halt the state’s $77-billion high-speed rail project.

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Calculations show bullet train can complete route within 2 hours and 40 minutes. Reality may prove slower

Published: 
Tue, 07/31/2018 - 2:44pm

 When California voters approved construction of a bullet train in 2008, they had a legal promise that passengers would be able to speed from Los Angeles to San Francisco in two hours and 40 minutes.

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Another 30 miles of California's bullet train route must run at lower speeds, documents show

Published: 
Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:55am

The California bullet train will have another slow segment of track as part of a new cost-savings measure, state rail authority documents reveal.

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California bullet train cost surges by $2.8 billion: 'Worst-case scenario has happened

Published: 
Tue, 01/16/2018 (All day)

The estimated cost of building 119 miles of bullet train track in the Central Valley has jumped to $10.6 billion, an increase of $2.8 billion from the current budget and up from about $6 billion originally.

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High-speed rail authority says environmental reviews won't be completed until 2020

Published: 
Wed, 11/15/2017 (All day)

The state’s bullet train authority acknowledged Tuesday evening that it would fail to meet its self-imposed deadline to complete by 2018 the project’s environmental reviews, which determine the exact route that the electrified rail line would take between San Francisco and Los Angeles.