Supporters of high-speed rail in California are trying to rescue a $45 billion, 800-mile bullet-train project. Bay Area Council CEO Jim Wunderman refers to the project as "the signature infrastructure project that will define the Bay Area, California and even the United States in the 21st century," and urged the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to find ways to reach a compromise with project critics. "Our inability, as a region, to articulate a clear vision for high-speed rail has real consequences," Wunderman warned.

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