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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The day of mourning in Santiago de Compostela, Spain for the victims of last night’s train wreck noted; map shown.
(London: Mark Phillips) The investigation into this accident featured; video shown of the train speeding around the curve and the wreckage; details given about Spain’s cost-cutting measures on its high speed rail system and the arrest of driver Francisco Jose Garzon. [Passenger Roberto FARIZA- says his wife got hurt very bad; wonders why Garzon was driving so fast.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The general safety of high speed rail noted.
(San Francisco: John Blackstone) California’s proposed high speed rail system that would run between San Francisco and Los Angeles featured; animation shown; scenes shown of the Acela that runs between Boston and Washington, DC. [California High Speed Rail Authority board chairman Dan RICHARD- says if we don’t build it we have to build more freeways & airports that are going to cost more than the high speed rail system.] A lawsuit & opposition in Congress that could stop construction noted.
- Pelley, Scott;
- Phillips, Mark;
- Blackstone, John
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