The state legislature has given Governor Brown and President Obama a victory by approving $4.7 billion in bonds to begin building a bullet train from Los Angeles to San Francisco. That sewed up an additional $3.3 billion in federal money. But the total project will cost at least $68 billion and take decades to finish — if the rest of the money can ever be found.
Will California Really Get High Speed Rail?
Ralph Vartabedian - Los Angeles Times - @RVartabedian, Joe Simitian - Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors - @SCCgov, Lee Ann Eager - Fresno County Economic Development Corporation - @fresnocountyedc, Anja Raudabaugh - Madera County Farm Bureau, David Herd - Buro Happold