Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday that and an expansion of Los Angeles Union Station.
The $68 billion project will connect San Francisco to Southern California when completed. The first phase will transport riders between Bakersfield and Madera at 220 miles per hour. The state legislature approved $8 billion for the first phase of the line July 6.
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In the greater Los Angeles area, the high speed rail train will travel through the San Fernando Valley, reaching stations in Sylmar and Burbank.
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In Los Angeles, the law authorizes $115 million for the regional connector transit corridor that will eventually connect the Blue Line to the Gold Line and the Expo Line. Also included in the law is $350 million to expand Union Station downtown so that trains can leave and enter the station in both directions (currently, they enter and exit the station in the same direction).
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This article was compiled with information from City News Service.