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High-speed rail needs to honor its agreements, notice says

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webmaster | 07/25/13

A notice of default sent to the California High-Speed Rail Authority this week claimed the authority hasn’t held up its side of the bargain in a settlement with four Central Valley farming groups.

If the authority doesn’t fix the problems soon, the notice said, it will face legal recourse including a possible reopening of the original lawsuit.

Tuesday’s notice is the latest development in a complex, multi-billion dollar railway improvement and construction project that has been the target of several lawsuits and vocal critic concern since its conception.

As a result of some of those concerns, the Madera County Farm Bureau, Merced County Farm Bureau, the Fagundes farming family of Madera and the agricultural-rights organization Preserve Our Heritage filed a lawsuit against the authority...


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