After decades of talking about it and years of planning and preparation, California officials gathered in Fresno this week for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the state’s $68 billion bullet train project.
When finished in 2029 (or so it’s hoped) the train will connect San Francisco and Los Angeles, whisking passengers from one city to another in 2 hours and 40 minutes. The first 29 mile-long segment of the system will connect Fresno and the Central Valley community of Merced. Fresno, roughly equidistant between San Francisco and Los Angeles hopes to become the hub for the rail system.
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