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Update expected Aug. 18 on high-speed rail

Committee to discuss cost, status of path in Kern
Posted at 9:36 AM, Aug 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-09 14:12:36-04

(KERO) — Just how much is the high speed rail costing tax payers?

And what is the status of the path here in Kern County?

We'll be finding out soon.

The High Speed Rail Authority announced its finance and audit committee will be meeting at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 18th to discuss those items.

The original path of the high speed rail was to see the line connect Los Angeles with the Bay Area.

It was also going to cost about $20 billion and to be finished early this decade.

According to Reuters, the cost was estimated at $80 billion last year but could now be as high as nearly $100 billion with a completion date somewhere in the 2030s.