SPUR Forum: An Update on High-Speed Rail

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Photo Courtesy of Flickr user Ciccio Pizzettaro

From SPUR:

Higher projected ridership, lower total costs and a greater than 300 percent return in GDP are just a few of the headlines of the new business plan for California’s high-speed rail project. Come get insight from the inside on what’s happening with the project and what the new plan means for the project’s eventual completion.

Ben Tripousis / California High-Speed Rail Authority

 

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