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More Choo-Choo, Less $$$

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The revised plan puts a new cost estimate of the total construction of the high-speed system to be completed by 2028 at $68.4 billion. Which is $30B less than projected in November, 2011 and the work of a new management team. This version will share existing local tracks in addition to its 300-mile high-speed backbone from the San Fernando Valley through the Central Valley, and will bring electrification to the San Jose-San Francisco corridor sooner rather than later. This is some serious thinking ahead- it should be in operation between LA/SF in the mid-2020s. [SF Appeal, and previously from our transit-geek friends at Curbed LA]