Friday, June 14, 2013

California bullet train obtains exemption from federal review #boondoggle

California bullet train obtains exemption from federal review: The initial 65-mile segment of the train line can proceed without extensive oversight, a federal transportation board rules.

California's bullet train agency won a key legal ruling Thursday, obtaining an exemption from regulatory oversight by the federal Surface Transportation Board for construction of the first segment of the rail system that would run 220 mph trains from Los Angeles to San Francisco.