Opposition rises as Calif. high-speed rail begins

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In this photo taken Wednesday, July 17, 2013, Ida Johnson greets her son, Ronnie Greene, at the Amtrak stop in Madera, Calif. Johnson, moved to the Central Valley after she retired from a job in the San Francisco Bay Area, and takes the train to visit friends who still live there, looks forward to the construction of a high-speed rail system.The state's plan to build the first high-speed rail system in the nation is intended to alleviate gridlock, connect the Central Valley to better jobs, and ease pollution, but many residents oppose the $68 billion project.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)