High-Speed Train in California Is Caught in a Political Storm

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  1. Newscience

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    High-Speed Train in California Is Caught in a Political Storm

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    A conceptual view of a train that would take passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 2 hours 40 minutes, compared with six hours by car.

    LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown of California is riding into an election year on a wave of popularity and an upturn in the state’s fortunes. But a project that has become a personal crusade for him over the past two years — a 520-mile high-speed train line from Los Angeles to San Francisco — is in trouble, reeling from a court ruling that undermined its financing, and from slipping public support and opponents’ rising calls to shut it down.

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    When passengers ask me about this, I tell them "I'll be lucky to have a job there by the time I retire in 2044."
     
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