California Groundbreaking Marks The True Beginning Of High-Speed Rail In America

Posted by Mike Confino, January 8, 2015

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On Tuesday, California’s bullet train, which will truncate commutes across the state and forever change how people get around, breaks ground in the Central Valley hub of Fresno. The process up to this point has been anything but high-speed, and supporters hope the ceremonial groundbreaking will usher in a new era that eventually brings the full rail system into use by 2028. A first-of-its-kind project in the U.S., it may also be a major step on the path towards other high-speed rails in places like Texas and the northeast corridor.

The first phase of California’s high-speed rail system will be a 29-mile stretch from Fresno slightly north to the town of Madera.

via California Groundbreaking Marks The True Beginning Of High-Speed Rail In America | ThinkProgress.

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