SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — California’s $68 billion high-speed rail project is back in court Thursday as state officials defend their plans.
Landowners in the Central Valley filed a lawsuit five years ago, arguing that the state’s plans for the bullet train don’t comply with promises made to voters about speed and funding.READ MORE: County Health Officer Supports COVID Vaccination Requirement In West Contra Costa Unified Schools
Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny has asked attorneys for the state high-speed rail authority and the landowners to address several questions.READ MORE: DA Rules Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Of Demetrius Stanley Was Justified
Kenny has been hearing arguments about the 2008 ballot measure approved by voters. It said California’s high-speed rail would be able to whisk passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in two hours and 40 minutes, and that the system would not need a state subsidy to operate.
Opponents say current plans would not meet those requirements.MORE NEWS: FDA To Consider Pfizer Application For COVID Booster Shots On Friday
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