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Union Pacific blocks Los Angeles to San Francisco bullet train

SACRAMENTO — — At a time of skyrocketing gas costs, soaring airline fares and global-warming fears, the timing would seem perfect for a statewide vote on a 200-mph bullet train. But five months before voters decide whether to approve bonds for the high-speed rail line from Los Angeles to San Francisco, the $30-billion project has hit a new obstacle. An old-guard railroad is declining to share its right-of-way. For the full story visit http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bullet5-2008jun05,0,7414713.story

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