High Speed Rail Takes Off in California, or Does It?

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The biggest public works project in California history might begin next year. Then again, it might not. Central Valley farmers are already in court challenging the first leg of the bullet train from LA to San Francisco. Polls show voters who approved it four years ago are against it now. But last week the legislature agreed to allocate $8 billion in state and federal funds for a project expected to total $68 billion. Where will the rest of the money come from? Will cities, counties and private land owners ever agree on which routes the track should follow? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, is America ready for unmanned drones?

Banner image: Artist's rendering of one of the the high speed trains, courtesy of the California High Speed Rail Authority