SAN JOSE (CBS SF) -- Construction on California's bullet train, connecting San Francisco to Los Angeles, will start in the Bay Area.
The state plans to build the first 250 miles of track between San Jose and Bakersfield, according to a report set to be released Friday and obtained in advance by the Contra Costa Times.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority originally planned for the first segment to connect Burbank and the Central Valley, but authority says the new plan will keep costs down, and hopefully attract private investors.
It's now estimated to cost $64 billion, instead of $68 billion.
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