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Newsom’s shorter California bullet train plan likely to run out of money before completion

Published: 
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 5:43pm

The California bullet train project will probably run out of money before it can fulfill Gov. Gavin Newsom’s modest plan to build a high-speed operating segment between Bakersfield and Merced, according to a Times analysis of the state rail authority’s financial records.

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State audit blames bullet train mismanagement for delays and price hikes

Published: 
Sun, 11/18/2018 - 2:44pm

A stinging state audit of the California bullet train project released Thursday found that flawed decision-making, organizational faults and poor contract management led to multibillion-dollar cost overruns and delays in construction.

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Time to hit the pause button on high-speed rail, some California leaders say

Published: 
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 1:48pm

Jerry Brown did not invent the idea of a high-speed rail system to connect Northern and Southern California.

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Gas-tax repeal backers to launch new campaign to halt California's bullet train

Published: 
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 1:29pm

Backers of a November initiative to repeal the gas-tax increase said Monday they will also ask voters to approve a measure in 2020 that would provide funds to fix roads without charging Californians more at the pump, and would halt the state’s $77-billion high-speed rail project.

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Calculations show bullet train can complete route within 2 hours and 40 minutes. Reality may prove slower

Published: 
Tue, 07/31/2018 - 2:44pm

 When California voters approved construction of a bullet train in 2008, they had a legal promise that passengers would be able to speed from Los Angeles to San Francisco in two hours and 40 minutes.