Governor Brown Signs Off on High Speed Rail at Union Station

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At Union Station today in downtown Los Angeles, Governor Brown signed the bill authorizing construction for the nation's first high speed rail to link LA and San Francisco.  The bill barely passed the state senate, and the project faces years of delay from lawsuits, not to mention a lack of money to build more than the first 100 miles. Metro has plans to make Union Station a hub for high speed rail and other transit systems, but its plans go well beyond Union Station itself. Two architectural firms have been hired to draw plans for 38 acres around the building.

Credits

Guests:
Art Leahy - Metro, Ken Bernstein - Los Angeles Department of City Planning

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Evan George, Sonya Geis, Caitlin Shamberg