April 1, 2012 - Sacramento Bee

Callifornia lawmakers skeptical of lowered price tag for high-speed rail

Five months ago, the Brown administration raised the proposed cost of California's high-speed rail project to nearly $100 billion, and it cast the estimate, however startling, as a sign of newfound credibility. California’s high-speed railmay includemore than 140 miles of elevated structures where trains hurtle along at speeds up to 220 mph.