Fresno selected as hub for High Speed Rail system

November 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The California High Speed Rail Authority has decided Fresno will be the center of the first phase of construction for the state's "bullet train." Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin got the news in a surprise phone call from the authority on Thursday morning. "Frankly, I was stunned it's something we've been calling for, for a long time. But to see the Federal Government act and direct that those dollars to the Valley was beyond my wildest expectation."