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Trump to California: Send High-Speed Rail Billions Back to DC

First, President Donald Trump tweeted criticism Tuesday of both California's high-speed rail project and the state's participation in a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Then, later in the day, th...
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Newsom: Bullet Train Will Only Go Through Valley

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday he's abandoning a plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, a project with an estimated cost that has ballooned to $...
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Costa Says Dem Takeover of Congress Good for High-Speed Rail

As Rep. Jim Costa prepares for the 116th Congress, he remains bullish on the future of high-speed rail in California. The Fresno Democrat has always supported the bullet train and publicly taken on its critics. The estimated $77 billion dollar project is in...
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Push to End Bullet Train in 2020 Could Signal GOP Strategy

SACRAMENTO — Worried they would lack big-name candidates at the top of the ticket this November, California Republicans turned to a ballot measure that would eliminate a recent gas tax increase in hopes of exciting conservatives and ensuring they show up to su...
Aerial photo of the Fresno Trench for CA High Speed Rail

Bullet Train Sets Speed Record . . . For Burning Through Cash

Long before it's done, California's bullet train project is setting speed records. Not land speed records, mind you. Spending records. Ralph Vartabedian, the high-speed rail watchdog for the Los Angeles Times, reports that the project has cost state t...