By Lauren Raab, Otober 15, 2014
The state's $68-billion bullet train project will proceed after the
California Supreme Court decided Wednesday not to review a lower court
ruling that said project officials have complied with a high-speed rail
ballot measure that voters approved in 2008.
Kings County and two
Central Valley landowners had filed an appeal to the Supreme Court in
September challenging an appellate court decision in July that said the
California High-Speed Rail Authority basically met the initiative’s
requirements related to developing a financing plan.
decision “reaffirms that the Authority can continue building a modern
high-speed rail system that connects the state, creates jobs and
complies with the law," Dan Richard, chairman of the authority’s board,
said in a statement. “We will continue to move forward aggressively to
deliver the nation’s first high-speed rail system.”