Revised Plan For High-Speed Rail System Adds Anaheim To Route

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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.

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