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California High Speed Rail Plan Shortened

California’s $68 billion plan for high speed rail from the Bay Area to the Los Angeles area won’t go as far as Anaheim anymore.

04/07/2012

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

California High-Speed Rail

California Releases Revised $68.4B High-Speed Rail Plan

The authority overseeing planning for California’s high-speed rail project has released a fresh proposal with a new price tag and a scaled-back design.

04/02/2012

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

Phil Matier: Caltrain Electrification Comes With Side Deals

A recently announced agreement to pour $1.5 billion of high speed rail money into the effort to “electrify” the Caltrain tracks apparently has some strings attached.

03/26/2012

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

Proposal Could Bring Bay Area Bullet Train Service Years Earlier

Bay Area transportation agencies are in talks with the state’s High-Speed Rail Authority to pay for the “electrification” of Caltrain tracks, which would mean bullet trains moving at speeds of up to 110 miles per hour by 2016, 5 to 10 years sooner than had been discussed.

02/13/2012

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Auditor Raises New Concerns About California High-Speed Rail

In a new report, the auditor said the latest high-speed rail business plan relies on uncertain funding sources and financing for the project has become increasingly risky.

01/24/2012

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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

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

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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

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