Politics & Government

June 6, 2011

Is California's high-speed rail plan another 'bridge to nowhere?'

The plan for high-speed rail in California is to start on the Fresno side of the San Joaquin River, between Bakersfield and Chowchilla, and go until the money runs out. The Central Valley, for many reasons, is a practical place to begin. However, the initial tracks, through towns like Wasco and Madera, are conspicuously far from where most people live and the location has become a political and public relations challenge.

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