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California High Speed Rail

California High-Speed Rail

Analyst Suggests Gov. Brown Cancel Money For High-Speed Rail

The state’s nonpartisan analyst says the latest proposal to build a $68.4 billion high-speed train system linking Northern and Southern California is still too vague.

04/18/2012

California High-Speed Rail

House Committee Probes California High-Speed Rail Project

A congressional committee has begun a review of California’s high-speed rail project, including possible conflicts of interest and whether a large government commitment would pull federal tax dollars away from other transportation projects.

04/10/2012

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

Lawmaker Pushing Long-Term California Rail Plan

High-speed rail is on its way to California even though polls show that a majority of residents don’t want it. Now, State senator Mark DeSaulnier of Concord said that he believes there should be a comprehensive rail plan in place to guide future decisions.

04/04/2012

California High-Speed Rail

Cap-And-Trade Fees Become Key Source For California High-Speed Rail

California’s plan to build the nation’s first high-speed rail system has identified one alternative funding source if federal and private-sector money does not materialize.

04/03/2012

Artist rendering of the Grand Hall of the new Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco. This will replace the current bus terminal at First and Mission Streets with a multi-model transit center serving eleven transportation systems. (transbaycenter.org)

SF Supe Concerned About Transbay Terminal Without High-Speed Rail

San Francisco Supervisor Sean Elsbernd wants a reality check on the city’s Transbay Terminal Project if high-speed rail is not built.

01/11/2012

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

Feinstein Urges Brown To Fold High-Speed Rail Authority

Dianne Feinstein said she is concerned the state will lose out on federal funding if the leadership is not changed.

01/10/2012

California High-Speed Rail

Report: California High-Speed Rail Unlikely To Create 1 Million Jobs

Backers of a plan to build a high-speed rail system from Sacramento to San Diego have inflated the number of jobs the project would generate by as many as 50 times, according to a published report.

12/22/2011

California High-Speed Rail

Palo Alto Council Wants High-Speed Rail Project ‘Terminated’

The Palo Alto City Council on Monday night approved the wording of the city’s official position on high-speed rail, calling for the project to be “terminated.”

12/20/2011

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Poll: California Voters Would Reject High-Speed Rail In New Vote

If a bond measure to construct a high-speed rail system were put on a California ballot today, the state’s voters would reject it by 59 percent, according to the results of a new Field Poll released Tuesday.

12/06/2011

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

Obama Administration Defends California High-Speed Rail

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood strongly defended the federal government’s nearly $4 billion investment in high-speed rail in California.

12/06/2011

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