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Feb 23, 2014 9:00 PM by Associated Press

High-speed rail given extension to start spending

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal transportation officials have extended the deadline that the California High-Speed Rail Authority has to start spending state money on the project.

The use of state money is a condition of a federal grant.

The Los Angeles Times reports that with the deadline changed from April 1 to July 1, the Legislature could move on Gov. Jerry Brown's request for $250 million for the bullet train. That money would come from the state's fees on greenhouse gas emissions.

Delays in the start of construction and acquisition of property in the Central Valley have set the project behind schedule, with groundbreaking coming perhaps this summer.

The train, with a current price tag estimated at $68 billion, would connect Southern California to the San Francisco Bay area.

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