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The Tehachapi Mountains are “effectively a wall that divides the state and has divided the state throughout its whole history,” says Joe Mathews, Connecting California columnist.

High-speed rail hits speed bumps even as Fresno builds

The Tehachapi Mountains are “effectively a wall that divides the state and has divided the state throughout its whole history,” says Joe Mathews, Connecting California columnist.

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California’s biggest infrastructure project is a high-speed rail network that would connect San Francisco, the Central Valley and Los Angeles, bridging communities cut off by the…

Bridges and Walls: High Speed Rail

California’s biggest infrastructure project is a high-speed rail network that would connect San Francisco, the Central Valley and Los Angeles, bridging communities cut off by the…

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