Rail project irks Californians
Opposition to high-speed trains mounts in affected areas
Posted: October 21, 2013 at 5:31 a.m.
FRESNO, Calif. — Trucks loaded with tomatoes, milk and almonds clog the two main highways that bisect California’s farm heartland, carrying goods to millions along the Pacific Coast and beyond. This dusty stretch of land is the starting point for one of the most expensive U.S. public infrastructure projects: a $68 billion high-speed rail system that would span the state, linking the people of America’s salad bowl to more jobs, opportunity and buyers.
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Front Section, Pages 2 on 10/21/2013