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Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have reached a transportation funding deal that includes five new taxes and fees.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, it's not yet clear the package can reach the necessary two-thirds supermajorities to pass.

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California's high-speed rail project will be back in court this week - with the return of a legal challenge that threatens a crucial funding source.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.

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Several lanes of the 91 Freeway through Corona will be shut down intermittently from today through Sunday as crews make preparations for the opening of the newly-expanded corridor next week.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more. 

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The years-long construction project on the 91 freeway in Corona is almost done, as KVCR's Ken Vincent reports.

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The California High Speed Rail Authority is again defending its estimates of the project's $68 billion cost... this time to lawmakers.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports on an oversight hearing at the Capitol yesterday (Wednesday). 

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After appearing to pick up steam this year, California's ambitious high speed rail project hit a snag this week.  Opponents are accusing the High Speed Rail Authority of hiding higher cost estimates.  The state insists that cost remain on track, although the trains may not be ready to run on time.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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Governor Jerry Brown says its obvious California's crumbling roads must be repaired.  Yesterday [Wednesday] the Governor said he and the Legislature would come up with a plan.  But he's not sure what that plan will be.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

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California lawmakers are turning their attention to fixing the state's crumbling roads.  Yesterday (Monday), Assembly Republicans threw their plan into the mix.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

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The freeway corridor between Riverside and San Bernardino will finally get some new HOV/carpool lanes.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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There's bipartisan agreement at the state Capitol that California's roads and highways need billions of dollars in repairs.  The question is where the money would come from.  A new proposal would hit drivers in three ways, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

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A proposal to expand and improve Amtrak passenger rail service from Los Angeles to the Coachella Valley is being discussed by a number of regional leaders.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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A branch line offering rail service between San Bernardino and Redlands could be up and running by 2018.  As the project moves forward, KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports that some groups in Redlands have reservations about the impact of a train rolling through town.

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The speaker of the California Assembly wants the state to put an extra two billion dollars a year toward transportation projects.  To pay for it, she wants to charge a new fee on every vehicle in the state.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.