California high-speed rail project
The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving its approval for work to begin on the first leg of California’s proposed high-speed rail line.
Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority have canceled a joint agreement to bid on high-speed trains that was billed as a way to save money and lure train manufacturing to the United States.
Despite legal setbacks, the agency is leaving unchanged its timeline to begin construction later this year.
A judge denied a request Friday from Central Valley farmers who sought to halt work on California’s ambitious high-speed rail project.