California asks voters to approve $45B bullet train

10/19/2008 | Seattle Times, The

California voters will decide the fate of a $45 billion bullet train linking San Francisco to San Diego under Proposition 1A. If the proposition passes, it would be the country's most ambitious rail project since the transcontinental railroad in 1869. The bullet trains can travel up to 220 miles per hour, and a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles would take less than three hours.

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