High-speed rail opponents expected to converge at LA meeting

Jun 9, 2015 11:56 AM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The board behind California's planned high-speed rail project is set to meet in downtown Los Angeles, where it could hear fierce opposition from community leaders and Southern California locals who expect to be affected by the building of the bullet train.

Tuesday morning's meeting of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, the first in Los Angeles since 2013, comes in the wake of a heated local meeting last month in the San Fernando Valley. Several groups opposing the project with hundreds of potential speakers are expected to show up for a rare opportunity for to voice their opposition together in one place.

The $68 billion train is expected to connect Los Angeles to San Francisco in two hours and 40 minutes. Construction is slated to start this summer.

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