Delay in land purchases could up cost for Calif.'s $68B HSR

01/28/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

California is late to begin purchasing land for its $68 billion high-speed rail project, and the delay could push up costs, according to this article. About 400 parcels of land are needed for the initial segment, a 29-mile stretch between Fresno and Madera. The state hopes that formal offers, which "will start an eminent domain action," can be made in the next several weeks. Construction of the initial segment is set to begin in July.

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