Bullet Train

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

Angry Opposition Groups Hope To Derail California High-Speed Rail At Board Meeting

The board behind California’s high-speed rail project could face fierce opposition Tuesday from community leaders, and Northern and Southern California residents who expect to be affected by construction of the bullet train.

06/09/2015

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

Opposition To California High-Speed Rail Project Mounts As Construction Is Set To Begin

Opposition continues to mount in both wealthy and working-class communities against the California bullet train.

05/30/2015

(Photo By Scott Zentner, KMAX-TV)

Typo In Siemens’ High-Speed Rail Display At State Capitol?

California’s High-Speed Rail Authority will soon award a massive contract to one of at least 10 bidders who want to build the new bullet train from San Francisco (or Sacramento) to Southern California. If Siemens gets the job, though, they may want to subcontract with a painter to handle the lettering.

02/24/2015

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

Construction Begins On California’s High-Speed Rail System

Work on the first leg of the system gets underway Tuesday, in Fresno. Once completed, it will be the nation’s first high speed rail system.

01/03/2015

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

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