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California High Speed Rail

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

CA high speed rail

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

CA high speed rail

Report: California High-Speed Rail To Cost $98 Billion

The report estimates the actual cost at $98.5 billion if the route between San Francisco and Anaheim is completed in 2033. But the plan also said the system would be profitable even at the lowest ridership estimates.

10/31/2011

CA high speed rail

Budget Deal Could Jeopardize Bay Area High Speed Rail

Funding for high speed rail, which remains uncertain, could be further jeopardized by the budget deal that avoided default.

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