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Tag: California High Speed Rail Authority

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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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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Judge Backs High-Speed Rail

November 16, 2012 | 4:50 pm

Judge Backs High-Speed Rail

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge denied a request Friday from Central Valley farmers who sought to halt work on California’s ambitious high-speed rail project. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley denied a request for a preliminary injunction. Groups representing Central Valley farmers claim that the California High-Speed Rail Authority should have to halt all planning and engineering […]

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Calif. High-Speed Rail Authority Elects New Chairman

February 2, 2012 | 4:11 pm

Calif. High-Speed Rail Authority Elects New Chairman

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The board overseeing California’s plan to build a $98 billion high-speed rail system chose an appointee of Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday to take over as its chairman. The Democratic governor appointed Dan Richard to the California High-Speed Rail Authority board last year to help turn around a project that has come under intense criticism […]

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June 2, 2011 | 10:14 am

Live: Amid Much Criticism, California High-Speed Rail Board Meets

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The California High-Speed Rail board is now meeting, opening with a public-comment period. Here’s the agenda. WATCH LIVE Yesterday the State Senate approved a bill overhauling the governing authority of the high-speed rail initiative. The bill, SB 517 (which you can read here), would end the terms of current board members in January, give the […]

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May 25, 2011 | 12:03 pm

DOT Says California Can’t Delay 2012 Start to High-Speed Rail Construction

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From AP: Federal officials say that a 2012 deadline to start construction of a multibillion-dollar high-speed rail system in California is firm and can’t be postponed. The U.S. Transportation Department said in a letter Wednesday to the California High-Speed Rail Authority that regulators have no authority to change the deadline. The department also says it […]

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Morning Splash: High-Speed Rail; SF Phone Radiation Law on Hold; Rowdy SJ Cinco de Mayo

May 6, 2011 | 7:58 am

Morning Splash: High-Speed Rail; SF Phone Radiation Law on Hold; Rowdy SJ Cinco de Mayo

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High-speed rail panel rejects Caltrain route plan (SF Chronicle) The California High-Speed Rail Authority has put the brakes on a plan that could stop high-speed trains short of San Francisco’s new Transbay Terminal. The authority board told engineers and planners Thursday not to study a phased-implementation plan, which would electrify the Caltrain tracks and use […]

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California High-Speed Rail Board Tables Proposal to Launch Bullet Trains on Caltrain Tracks

May 5, 2011 | 2:50 pm

California High-Speed Rail Board Tables Proposal to Launch Bullet Trains on Caltrain Tracks

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Some Peninsula lawmakers have been pressing the California High-Speed Rail Authority to abandon plans to build elevated tracks through the Peninsula and instead integrate the high-speed rail project into the existing Caltrain system. Today the board was to consider a “phased implementation approach,” which would upgrade Caltrain tracks to accomodate HSR trains. But a decision […]

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December 9, 2010 | 9:11 am

California to Get Ohio, Wisconsin High-Speed Rail Funds

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From the NY Times: More U.S. Rail Funds for 13 States as 2 Reject Aid Ohio and Wisconsin’s loss of $1.2 billion in federal stimulus money for rail projects will be California, Florida and 11 other states’ gains, federal officials said on Thursday. Ohio and Wisconsin were among the biggest winners of federal stimulus money […]

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High-Speed Rail’s Central Valley Section:                   Build It–And Who Will Come?

November 26, 2010 | 4:53 pm

High-Speed Rail’s Central Valley Section:              Build It–And Who Will Come?

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In a favorite novel, an Iowa farmer named Ray Kinsella hears a disembodied voice speaking to him from a cornfield. “If you build it, he will come,” the voice says. And thus begins a cross-country fantasy that’s equal parts baseball and personal redemption. That’s fiction. Anything goes. But it’s a little surprising to find that […]

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