Bullet Train

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

California Supreme Court Won’t Hear Bullet Train Appeal Case; Project To Move Forward

The California Supreme Court has decided not to consider the appeal of a case brought by opponents of the state’s bullet train project, clearing the way for planning to proceed.

10/15/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

California High-Speed Rail Authority, Amtrak End Joint Train Bid

Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority said Friday that they canceled a joint agreement seeking companies to build high-speed trains for them, a proposal billed as a way to save money and lure advanced train manufacturing to the United States.

06/20/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

California State Budget Triggers Federal Spending On High-Speed Rail

Gov. Jerry Brown scored a big win for the $68 billion high-speed rail project this week by persuading fellow Democrats to dedicate a steady future funding source for it in the state budget.

06/16/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

Plan To Kill California High-Speed Rail Project Clears 1st Hurdle To Landing On Ballot

Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced Tuesday that backers of a plan to end the California high-speed rail project had the green light to begin collecting signatures in an effort to get an initiative on the ballot.

03/04/2014

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

California High-Speed Rail Project In Limbo After Legal Setbacks

Recent court rulings against California’s $68 billion high-speed rail project have created confusion about the bullet train’s prospects.

01/02/2014

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

Poll Says Most California Voters Don’t Want Bullet Train

A new poll finds a majority of California voters want the $68-billion bullet train project stopped and consider it a waste of money.

09/28/2013

California High-Speed Rail

Board Approves Contract For 1st Segment Of California High-Speed Rail Line

The board overseeing California’s $68 billion high-speed rail project approved a contract to start the first construction work for a bullet train in the Central Valley at its meeting Thursday in Sacramento.

06/06/2013

California High-Speed Rail

Bill Ties Caltrain Modernization To High-Speed Rail Construction

A proposal unveiled by State Senator Jerry Hill on Friday would tie together the future of Caltrain and high-speed rail in the state.

02/22/2013

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

California High-Speed Rail Authority Approves New Business Plan

The authority overseeing efforts to build a high-speed rail system in California has approved its revised business plan, sending the ambitious project to an uncertain fate in the Legislature.

04/12/2012

California High-Speed Rail

California High-Speed Rail Authority Undergoes Leadership Shakeup

Just days after the release of a scathing critique of the bullet train project, the chief executive officer of the California High-Speed Rail Authority announced he was stepping down.

01/13/2012

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