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Governor signs law to make California home to nation's first truly high-speed rail

Jerry Brown

California will become home to the nation's first truly high-speed rail system after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law authorizing funding for its first leg. But California is broke, so how will they pay for it?


Voters have turned against California bullet train, poll shows

Bullet Train

A strong majority of voters is against the bullet train project just as Gov. Brown is pressuring the Legislature to green-light the start of construction, a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll finds. California voters are losing faith in a proposed $68-billion bullet train project, saying the state has higher priorities, they would seldom use the service and they would halt public borrowing for construction if they could, a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll found.


Carmageddon Countdown: LAPD urges workers to telecommute Friday, stay off roads

"Carmageddon" and the full 405 Freeway shutdown may not take effect until midnight, but Los Angeles police and transportation officials are urging people to stay off the freeways on Friday.


White House to dole out $8B for fast trains

High-speed rail projects in California, Florida and Illinois are among the big winners of $8 billion in grants to be announced ...


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