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Major Newspaper Group Opposes Rail Project

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Pressure continues to mount on California's high-speed rail project. Recent Fox 11 investigations have found delays may be putting the so-called bullet train at risk.

Now, one of the largest newspaper groups in the country just came out against the high-speed rail plan.

The Los Angeles News Group, which owns the Daily News and eight other newspapers in the Southland making it one of the biggest chains in the country, just slammed the high-speed rail project, calling it "unrealistic" and "unaffordable."

In a widely published editorial, the LANG criticizes the rail authority for backtracking on projections, missing deadlines, and tripling then reducing the total costs.   

Editorial writer Kevin Modesti says it's time for public opinion to be heard -- and it's time to put pressure on elected officials to scrap what he calls an ill-conceived project.

Now, the rail authority says they're on schedule to meet all deadlines, but Investors Business Daily also just came out against the project, demanding voters get the chance to re-vote on rail in an initiative on the state's November 2014 ballot.

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