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Silicon Valley public rail stuck in dark ages as Republicans block funding

Construction workers building a rebar cage for the California High-Speed Rail, in Fresno, California, in February 2017. The project shares tracks with the Silicon Valley railway known as Caltrain.

San Francisco

THE engineers of Silicon Valley are fine-tuning driverless cars, building robots designed to replicate the human brain and shaving milliseconds off internet response times.

Their trip to work, however, can be a throwback to the predigital age. The region's commuter...

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