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California Plans High Speed Train [Al Jazeera]

In Americas (North), Technology, World News on February 4, 2010 at 5:08 am

LA to San Francisco in 2 hours and 40 minutes?? I’m in.

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Thanks to two billion dollars in federal stimulus funding from the Obama Administration the US state of California is planning to develop a new high-speed train which can reach speeds of up to 300 kph.

With chronic economic problems, the state hopes the new project will create thousands of new jobs and encourage people to rely on trains instead of cars.

But many Californians have had a historical love affair with the automobile, so getting everyone on board could be a challenge.

Al Jazeera’s Mike Kirsch reports from Los Angeles.

Read more from Al Jazeera.

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