L.A. Bullet Train Edges Closer

Approval is only the beginning, but still.

It’s probably too obvious to point out that California’s bullet train is taking forever to arrive. But a critical step in the process has been approved: The Real Deal reports that The 80-mile stretch between Northern L.A. county and Bakersfield has been greenlit, at a cost of $20 billion.*

*Expect this figure to rise, per California tradition.

Not many Angelenos are looking for the fastest way to get to Bakersfield, unless making a pilgrimage to almond country. But this is just one extension of the bullet train — and one that would put Central California a short commute away from L.A. That could open up the map for real estate, and change the dynamics of the entire region.

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