The California High-Speed Rail Authority wants to acquire land in the state's Central Valley to further its high-speed rail project, faces many obstacles. Among the issues are disputes with property owners, and the complicated process of eminent domain. "In some cases, we need property sooner in order to do testing or surveying, not necessarily to do the construction," said CHSRA CEO Jeff Morales. "So we can get agreements with the property owner to have access to the site prior to acquiring it," he said.
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