California's Bullet Train Cheap By Comparison

It could cost $37 billion to connect San Diego, L.A., and San Francisco, but the alternatives may be even more expensive.
February 7, 2004, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Of course, the estimated price tag of $37 billion for a high-speed rail from San Diego, to L.A., to San Francisco - with possible connections through the Central Valley to Sacramento - is raising eyebrows during the current budget crunch... [But a] new draft report by the state commission that has been studying the project for years, says the cost may be half of other alternatives for transporting a projected 68 million riders by 2020."

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Published on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 in The Christian Science Monitor
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