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California’s High-Speed Rail Authority Plans to Break Ground Next Month

Excerpt from Mercury News

Dec 06, 2013 11:20 am

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Starting such a massive project with so many funds still unaccounted for would be a mistake that could jeopardize the future of high-speed initiatives in the U.S.

— Samantha Shankman

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Critics and many political observers might see California’s bullet train project as nearly dead, but state officials made clear Thursday that the train is still heading down the rails at full speed.

Under siege following court rulings, Dan Richard, the chairman of the state’s High-Speed Rail Authority, said the state still plans to break ground as early as next month on the largest public works project in California history.

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