As California pushes its high-speed rail plans forward, a growing contingent of residents is calling for a slowdown. Questions have been raised about the state's program, including the availability of funding for the $42 billion plan and the train's route. A Bay Area News Group analysis suggests that the state's bullet train could cost upward of $73 billion. Elsewhere, Iowa officials are underscoring the strength of the state's joint application for federal high-speed rail funds with neighbor Illinois as the states try to bring high-speed rail to the Midwest.

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