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State Appeals Court Delivers Win For High-Speed Rail

July 31, 2014 | 6:40 pm

State Appeals Court Delivers Win For High-Speed Rail

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An appeals court ruled that California may resume selling $10 billion in bonds for high-speed rail.

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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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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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In Search for History, High-Speed Rail Breaks Ground in Fresno

October 25, 2013 | 3:41 pm

In Search for History, High-Speed Rail Breaks Ground in Fresno

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Archaeologists with the rail project hunt for artifacts that might be disturbed during construction.

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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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San Francisco to Las Vegas in 5 Hours by Train? A Map for a National High-Speed Rail System

February 7, 2013 | 3:16 pm

San Francisco to Las Vegas in 5 Hours by Train? A Map for a National High-Speed Rail System

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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. […]

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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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July 30, 2012 | 9:59 am

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

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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 […]

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