Calif. panel prepares to vote on first leg of bullet train

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is scheduled to vote Thursday on a plan to begin building a bullet train in the state's Central Valley. The first 65 miles of track would connect Borden and Corcoran, Calif. Supporters say San Joaquin Valley communities stand to gain if the train comes there, reducing traffic congestion and providing an environmentally sound mode of transportation.

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