The Builders of High-Speed Rail Get an Earful in Downtown LA

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Hundreds of people showed up at the Ronald Reagan building today in downtown Los Angeles to tell California's High-Speed Rail Authority what they think about plans for a bullet train from LA to San Francisco. Much has changed since 2008, when voters approved almost $10 billion in bonds. The price tag has soared to $68 billion, and construction didn't begin until January of this year — two years behind schedule.

Saul Gonzalez talked with some angry protesters even before the meeting got underway. Listening to all this is Lisa Marie Alley, spokesperson for the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

Credits

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez - reporter for KCRW. Host, 'There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles' - @SaulKCRW, Lisa Marie Alley - California High-Speed Rail Authority - @cahsra

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Evan George