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High Speed Rail Project Funded: What Do You Think?

Vote in our poll and tell us your thoughts on high speed rail eventually reaching Southern California.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday that and an expansion of Los Angeles Union Station.

The $68 billion project will connect San Francisco to Southern California when completed. The first phase will transport riders between Bakersfield and Madera at 220 miles per hour. The state legislature approved $8 billion for the first phase of the line July 6.

To read more about the high speed rail project, .

In the greater Los Angeles area, the high speed rail train will travel through the San Fernando Valley, reaching stations in Sylmar and Burbank.

As a Westside resident, do you think the train will be worth using? Vote in our poll below.

In Los Angeles, the law authorizes $115 million for the regional connector transit corridor that will eventually connect the Blue Line to the Gold Line and the Expo Line. Also included in the law is $350 million to expand Union Station downtown so that trains can leave and enter the station in both directions (currently, they enter and exit the station in the same direction).

What do you think of high speed rail coming to California? Tell us in the comments and vote in our poll below.

This article was compiled with information from City News Service.

Dennis July 20, 2012 at 12:35 AM
I would love to have high speed transit to several locations; however, this plan goes from nowhere to nowhere; typical of our elected officials. We spend over 40 cents a gallon gas use tax. If the politicians hadn't already unwisely spent that money we could afford to build a high speed train that goes somewhere. Actually, I think This Gov. Brown is looking for a legacy to match is father's water project, nice to not necessary.
lv2bsnwbrdn July 20, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Phyllis, where are you getting your facts? Or are they mere assumptions?
Susan Griffin July 20, 2012 at 04:53 PM
High speed rail will make more sense in 20 years than it might seem to do now. Why so reluctant to embark on a project for our children' children? Look at what generations before did for us--built the interstate system, developed air travel, invented the Internet! California shouldn't be so miserly with its resources--build the train.
Ace T July 21, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Susan it won't make sense in even 50 years because we have airplanes that are faster and cheaper...they work in Japan and Europe because the cities are closer and faster and cheaper then airplanes in most cases. Here they will be slower and more expensive. They got the model wrong. No one will ride and just give your kids a huge tax bill to pay for nothing. Why would you burden your kids like that. If this was viable the private sector would have made one already. Don't waste your kids tax dollars......
Oezden Aynali July 25, 2013 at 05:04 AM
I didnt forget your comment about my Explication for High Speed Rail Project. There is now another example in spain: http://www.wort.lu/de/view/zugunglueck-in-spanien-mindestens-79-tote-und-140-verletzte-51f0a235e4b098b741a4b162?utm_source=de_daily&utm_medium=email-0800&utm_content=newsLink&utm_campaign=dailyNewsletter&wmCampaign=ec_nl_de_08h Im repeating: if you want to travel with high speed, the Planes are better as Trains.. Safety first, safety last, safety allways... yours sincerely, Oezden Aynali

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