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Bill would authorize high-speed rail bonds for Caltrain

A state lawmaker has introduced last-minute legislation that would allow the state to begin selling voter-approved high-speed rail bonds for a connector project in the San Francisco Bay Area.

AB1889 by Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, would change the wording of previous legislation to approve selling the bonds to pay for upgrades to the Caltrain commuter line, which for years has been included as part of the plan to build a California high-speed rail system, currently pegged at $64 billion.

The bill previously dealt with a different topic but was modified Tuesday in an effort to free up funding for Caltrain electrification.

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