SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Is the train coming?: an update on high-speed rail

"Last November California voters approved a $10 billion bond for high-speed rail. Since then, planning has continued for the rail alignment that connects Los Angeles with San Francisco, passing through major cities in between. Issues to be discussed include: the impact of federal funds, land use considerations for stations, tradeoffs between upgrading regional rail versus a high-speed connection to Southern California and the growing opposition along the route. With Dan Leavitt, Deputy Director of the California High Speed Rail Authority."

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