SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown got a firsthand look at the world's most extensive high-speed rail system and praised the initiative that created the Chinese railway.
He says he is anxious to start building similarly ambitious projects in California.
During his trade mission to China, the governor took a five-hour ride covering more than 800 miles on Thursday. He also touted the possibility of Chinese investment in the $68 billion high-speed rail project he is pushing in California.
Covering the cost of the unpopular rail system is one of the project's biggest unknowns. He said California needs to copy the rest of the world, which he described as "moving at Mach speed."
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