Revised Plan For High-Speed Rail System Adds Anaheim To Route
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The state’s proposed high-speed rail line may once again be back on track with a stop in Anaheim.
A revised business plan approved by the rail authority board lowers the cost from $98 billion to $68.4 billion.
The proposal had eliminated Orange County from the route to save money, ending instead at Union Station and requiring riders to take a Metrolink train to Anaheim.
However, the rail authority reversed its decision after an outpouring of criticism.
The next step is to convince state lawmakers to appropriate $2.7 billion in bonds to begin construction on the first segment from Fresno to Bakersfield.