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California high-speed rail: 52 percent of voters against project

An image of California's high-speed rail project is seen. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)
September 29, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new poll reveals California voters are against the bullet train project linking Los Angeles and San Francisco.

According to a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times survey, 52 percent of voters want the $68-billion project stopped. Forty-three percent of voters say it should move forward.

The findings are similar to a poll conducted in 2012. State rail officials argued that public support would increase as improvements were made to the plan, but that support hasn't materialized.

The project is a year behind schedule. It is also facing multiple lawsuits.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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