Calif. high-speed rail hits a snag
LOS ANGELES -- Union Pacific railroad reportedly has told California officials that it won't share its right-of-way to accommodate a proposed high-speed rail line linking the state's largest cities.
A measure on the November ballot would authorize California to sell nearly $10 billion in bonds to help pay for the system.
But the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Union Pacific officials recently told the California High Speed Rail Authority that they have safety and operational concerns about running a high-speed passenger train close to slow freight trains.
Rail authority president Mehdi Morshed said the railroad's stance could be a negotiating ploy, the newspaper reported. If it's not, he said it can be overcome by the state buying additional land next to the route.
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