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High Speed Rail Authority approves what critics call 'train to nowhere'

Dec 3, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
First segment would run from tiny Borden to Corcoran, an area hit so hard by the recession and agriculture declines that it has been dubbed the New Appalachia.

Citing a need for jobs and fast approaching federal deadlines for funding, the California High Speed Rail Authority board Thursday unanimously approved construction of the first leg of the state's proposed bullet train — a 65-mile section in the Central Valley that would not carry passengers until more of the system is built.

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