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Calculations show bullet train can complete route within 2 hours and 40 minutes. Reality may prove slower

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Los Angeles Timesquoted Lisa Schweitzerof the USC Price School on the likely opposition to a bullet train traveling 220 miles per hour through California cities like Bakersfield, Fresno and Palmdale.

The trains would also have to sail through Fresno, Bakersfield, Palmdale and other communities at 220 miles per hour, speeds that have triggered a public backlash in Europe, said Lisa Schweitzer, a USC professor who specializes in transportation.

“I can’t imagine most communities would agree to trains operating at these speeds,” she said.


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