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Bullet Train in Jeopardy ~ LA-SF

10:22 AM PDT on June 5, 2008

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    The Los Angeles Times has an update on the proposed "Bullet Train" between Los Angeles and San Francisco:

    At a time of skyrocketing gas costs, soaring airline fares and global-warming fears, the timing would seem perfect for a statewide vote on a 200-mph bullet train.

    But five months before voters decide whether to approve bonds for the high-speed rail line from Los Angeles to San Francisco, the $30-billion project has hit a new obstacle.

    An old-guard railroad is declining to share its right-of-way.

    Officials at Union Pacific railroad recently told the California High Speed Rail Authority that they have safety and operational concerns about running a bullet train close to lumbering freight trains.

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