High Speed Rail In California?

With an environmental impact report due in the fall and a bond measure on the November 2004 ballot, California may one day have a high speed train from LA to San Francisco.
July 30, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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One of the pillars of Mayor Hahn’s $9 billion plan to remodel LAX is the annual passenger cap of 78 million. With constrained capacity at LAX and arguably less efficient access to the terminals vis a vis the proposed Manchester Square check-in facility, the timing for a high-speed rail option for inter-regional travel in California appears to be ripe. In November 2004, state voters will have the opportunity to approve a $10 billion bond measure to support the initial construction of the project, which holds the promise of travel from LA to San Francisco in less than three hours. MIR recently spoke with Mehdi Morshed, Executive Director of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, to discuss the bond measure, route alignment and economic benefits of inter-regional high-speed rail in California.

Thanks to William Cipes

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Published on Friday, July 25, 2003 in The Metro Investment Report
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