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The state of California needs to cut through red tape, buy lad, and lay tracks at a break-neck speed in order to get federal funds. If they can pull it off, high-speed rail in the U.S. will never be the same.

If California starts building a 130-mile segment of high-speed rail late this year as planned, it will enter into a risky race against a deadline set up under federal law.

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