By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Mar. 23, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Friday, Mar. 23, 2012 – 7:53 am
Its popularity has declined sharply, many of its details have yet to emerge, and independent authorities have questioned its financial and operational viability, but California’s bullet train project is very likely to get the green light from the Legislature soon.
That’s the consensus of those who have been counting votes among the Legislature’s dominant Democrats, who can give the California High-Speed Rail Authority authorization to sell bonds and begin construction of an initial segment in the San Joaquin Valley.
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