California lawmakers gave the green light to start building the nation’s first dedicated high-speed rail line, a $68 billion project that will eventually link San Francisco and Los Angeles. The state is now authorized to sell a portion of a $10 billion bond that voters approved in 2008. But that only covers a fraction of the cost. Where will the rest of the funding come from, and what other hurdles remain?
Michael Cabanatuan, transportation writer for The San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Simitian, California state senator (D-Palo Alto)
Elizabeth Alexis, co-founder of Californians Advocating Responsible Rail Design
Jerry Hill, California state assemblymember (D-19th District)
Daniel Krause, co-founder and executive director of Californians for High-Speed Rail