High Speed Rail

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

California’s High-Speed Rail Moves Ahead; Transportation Official Says That Its Costs Can Be Recovered And That It Will Be Worth The Wait

KCBS In Depth talks with Dan Richard, the chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, who says that there’s a very high level of confidence that enough money can be made to complete the entire system.

01/12/2015

Gov. Jerry Brown (center), his wife, Anne Gust Brown (center right), and Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency administrator (center left), along with other dignitaries sign a section of rail during the California High-Speed Rail groundbreaking ceremony in Fresno, January 6, 2015. (CBS)

California Breaks Ground On High-Speed Rail Project; Doubts Remain Over 1st-In-Nation System

California’s high-speed rail project became the first in the nation to break ground on Tuesday, aiming to whisk travelers at 200 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours.

01/06/2015

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

Brown v. Kashkari

Brown, Kashkari Clash Over Tesla, Teacher Tenure In Only Scheduled Gubernatorial Debate

Gov. Jerry Brown’s long-shot Republican challenger blasted him for failing to do enough to land a Tesla battery plant Thursday during the only scheduled debate of this year’s governor’s race, a testy, hour-long exchange that also featured clashes over teacher tenure and the costs of combating climate change.

09/04/2014

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

Appellate Court Overturns Bond Ruling, Moving California’s High-Speed Rail Forward

A state appellate court has handed a big win to California’s high-speed rail project, overturning two lower court rulings that stalled funding for the $68 billion train.

08/01/2014

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

California’s High-Speed Rail Project Piques Private-Investor Interest

California’s high-speed rail project could be getting a financial shot in the arm from the private sector.

07/21/2014

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

Feds Approve Work To Begin On 2nd Leg Of California High-Speed Rail Line

The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving its approval for work to begin on the second leg of California’s proposed high-speed rail line.

06/27/2014

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)

Higher California Gas Prices From Cap-And-Trade Program To Be Spent On High-Speed Rail Project

Starting in January, gas prices in California will creep up again with much of the additional money generated going toward Gov. Jerry Brown’s embattled high-speed rail project.

06/16/2014

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