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.
Recent court rulings against California’s $68 billion high-speed rail project have created confusion about the bullet train’s prospects.
A new poll finds a majority of California voters want the $68-billion bullet train project stopped and consider it a waste of money.
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.
A proposal unveiled by State Senator Jerry Hill on Friday would tie together the future of Caltrain and high-speed rail in the state.
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.
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.
The plan by the California High Speed Rail Authority doubles the overall cost estimate for the project.
Bullet trains and electrified Caltrain trains would share the existing two-track corridor through Silicon Valley under a proposal considered Thursday by the California High-Speed Authority.
California high-speed rail officials are set to vote this week on a proposal to launch the bullet trains through the Peninsula on fixed-up Caltrain tracks, rather than brand-new ones.