Dan Richard, chairman of the board that oversees the California High-Speed Rail Authority, points out the section of the project that’s now scheduled to be built first: the 250-mile stretch north from the San Joaquin Valley to Silicon Valley.
Dan Richard, chairman of the board that oversees the California High-Speed Rail Authority, points out the section of the project that’s now scheduled to be built first: the 250-mile stretch north from the San Joaquin Valley to Silicon Valley. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
Dan Richard, chairman of the board that oversees the California High-Speed Rail Authority, points out the section of the project that’s now scheduled to be built first: the 250-mile stretch north from the San Joaquin Valley to Silicon Valley. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
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Dan Walters: Big issues still dog fast train

February 20, 2016 04:58 AM

UPDATED February 20, 2016 07:41 PM

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