NEWS: Feds deny early approval of Fresno-Bakersfield high-speed rail segment

The Fresno Bee reports a federal oversight board has turned down a request from the California High-Speed Rail Authority for conditional permission to build the Fresno-Bakersfield section of the proposed statewide bullet-train line. The Surface Transportation Board denied the state’s request for an expedited decision on the 114-mile Fresno-Bakersfield route before environmental work is completed on the section.

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