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Sacramento Judge Orders Trial in Suit to Stop High-Speed Rail

March 4, 2014 | 1:36 pm

Sacramento Judge Orders Trial in Suit to Stop High-Speed Rail

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Trial ordered in suit alleging state’s high-speed rail plan doesn’t match promises in 2008 bond measure.

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California Bullet-Train Officials Shrug Off Court Ruling

December 6, 2013 | 6:00 am

California Bullet-Train Officials Shrug Off Court Ruling

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Board says legal and regulatory rulings that appear to jeopardize parts of rail plan are minor setbacks.

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Judge Grants Partial Victory to Foes of California Bullet Train

November 25, 2013 | 4:10 pm

Judge Grants Partial Victory to Foes of California Bullet Train

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Judge’s rulings mean state must rewrite funding plans for bullet train route through Central Valley line.

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State Grants Bullet Train Contract to Low-Cost Bidder

June 6, 2013 | 10:51 am

State Grants Bullet Train Contract to Low-Cost Bidder

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by Juliet Williams, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The board that oversees California’s High-Speed Rail Authority on Thursday unanimously approved a nearly $1 billion contract to start construction on the first leg of the $68 billion bullet train in the Central Valley, clearing the way for work to start as soon as this summer. […]

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California Bullet Train Lawsuit Dropped

April 18, 2013 | 4:31 pm

California Bullet Train Lawsuit Dropped

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Plans for a bullet train in California blasted through a major obstacle with the settlement of an environmental lawsuit against the project, the California High-Speed Rail Authority announced on Thursday. Here’s the press release: SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In a major step forward, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority), the Madera County Farm Bureau, Merced County […]

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Poll: Californians Wary of Price for Water Project, High-Speed Rail

March 21, 2013 | 8:42 am

Poll: Californians Wary of Price for Water Project, High-Speed Rail

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A majority of California voters say improving the state’s water systems and creating a high-speed rail network are important, but they want to see smaller price tags attached to those projects. That’s according to a poll released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California. The survey found that 51 percent […]

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Calif. Senate Passes High-Speed Rail, Bill Goes to Governor

July 6, 2012 | 2:04 pm

Calif. Senate Passes High-Speed Rail, Bill Goes to Governor

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California’s bullet train project surged out of the station on Friday when the state Senate voted 21-16 vote in favor of bonds to begin construction. The bill passed in the Assembly Thursday by a vote of 51-27 and now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has energetically supported it. It will release $2.6 billion in […]

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July 5, 2012 | 4:51 pm

Assembly Passes High-Speed Rail Bill

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The California Assembly on Thursday gave a green-light for high-speed rail. The bill to release about $4.6 billion in voter-approved state bonds to start construction of a high-speed rail system now goes to the Senate, which is expected to vote on Friday. Some highlights of the Assembly debate: Henry T. Perea, D-Fresno: “High-speed rail in […]

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Vote Likely on High-Speed Rail by Friday

July 5, 2012 | 12:57 pm

Vote Likely on High-Speed Rail by Friday

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By Juliet Williams and Judy Lin, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers plan to begin taking up Gov. Jerry Brown’s top infrastructure initiative for a California bullet train. The Assembly was expected to vote Thursday afternoon on a bill authorizing the first leg of the high-speed rail line, which would start in the […]

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July 2, 2012 | 11:24 am

Votes Approach for High-Speed Rail and SF’s Central Subway

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Does California need a bullet train zooming from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under 3 hours? Does San Francisco need a new 1.7-mile extension of Muni’s T Third Line? The two projects became entangled this week, San Francisco Chronicle reports, with key votes looming on both. In a move some see as an attempt […]

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