Has construction of the state high-speed rail system started yet? It depends on who you ask. No official groundbreaking has occurred, despite assurances that the project was to do so last year. Opponents point out that the CASHR Authority still needs to acquire more properties before full-fledged construction work can begin. The project must also deal with two lawsuits that are months away from a resolution and could indeed call for further delays. However, the Authority also noted that the joint venture in charge of building the first segment is already surveying acquired land, designing the line and hiring workers at a fast pace.