Archinect - News 2014-04-19T23:18:56-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/53086539/nations-first-high-speed-rail-approved-in-california-state-senate Nations first high speed rail approved in California State Senate Orhan Ayyüce 2012-07-07T00:14:00-04:00 >2012-07-09T11:22:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w0/w07lmb7kyvdf6wg4.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>California has grabbed a golden opportunity to build the nation&rsquo;s first high-speed rail system, create the backbone of a new, clean 21st century transportation system and support our future economic growth.</p></em><br /><br /><p> After a&nbsp;tough&nbsp;<a href="http://californiawatch.org/dailyreport/some-senators-want-dramatic-shift-bullet-train-plan-16794" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">quarrels</a> and special interest maneuvers, the State of California cleared the hurdles to lead the nation for a faster and more connected future. The high speed rail will have major impact on California's economy and its&nbsp;future&nbsp;urban developments. It could very well be the end of architecture's dry decade. Employers; gear up. Employees; apply. &nbsp;</p> <p> The first segment of the line will run from Madera to Bakersfield. The final cost of the completed project from Los Angeles to San Francisco would be $68 billion.</p>