Tag: high-speed rail
An appeals court ruled that California may resume selling $10 billion in bonds for high-speed rail.
Archaeologists with the rail project hunt for artifacts that might be disturbed during construction.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Berkeley designer’s concept for a national high-speed rail system is earning national attention this week. Alfred Twu posted a map online Sunday showing high-speed rail lines connecting San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Miami and Dallas. The map is receiving news coverage in some of the cities it lists, including Austin, Texas and Denver, Colo. […]
A.M. Splash: Bullet Train to Las Vegas Planned; Water Tunnel Cost Unclear; Experts Try to Save Deer from I-280; Parking Meters Planned at SF Zoo
Bay Area to Sin City? Las Vegas bullet train backers gamble on record loan (Oakland Tribune) Lost in the fractious debate over California high-speed rail is a separate, little-publicized plan for a second bullet train that would connect the Golden State with Sin City. Private developers are wagering on the Vegas train, hoping the Obama […]