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High-Speed Rail / "Great Train Robbery" #1046287

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jun 14, 2013
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(Studio: John King) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: Drew Griffin) The costly reality of high-speed rail in America examined; scenes shown from California where a bullet train was supposed to link San Francisco and Los Angeles, but has not happened; details given about the passage of the state bond measure in 2008 and the federal dollars from President Obama's administration. [Retired judge Quentin KOPP†- says the rail bill goes back to 1992, but the plan collapsed: "the great train robbery."] [Transportation Secretary Ray LaHOOD - explains the 4-year investment in California high-speed rail.] A statement about the California high-speed rail program quoted. [California High Speed Rail Authority chairman Dan RICHARD†- talks about the prospects.]

(Studio: John King) The uncertainty about the high-speed rail plan noted.

King, John;
Griffin, Drew

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