Before high-speed rail planners can do anything with the Central Valley route, they are looking at an estimated $360 million to buy out 356 privately-owned land parcels along the route.
According to a recent legal decision, holdouts will be bought out through courts, “whether they like it or not,” to use Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s infamous 2008 statement on another matter.
Source: California Watchdog. Read full article. (link)