High Speed Rail

Calif. High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking Delayed Again

Been more than a year since project was supposed to begin

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All year, the state billed the summer of 2013 as the season when California's biggest-ever public works project—a $69 billion high-speed rail line—would finally leave the station with a groundbreaking that has been decades in the making.

But with autumn arriving this weekend and no bulldozers in sight, rail officials for the first time have acknowledged it will be another "few months" before construction, which has already been delayed a year, begins.

The state still needs to buy more land and equipment, finish designs and hire workers, while a pair of lawsuits set to be decided in the coming months could even force more delays.