High Speed Rail
Everything’s coming up roses in California – at least, according to Gov. Jerry Brown, who painted a rosy picture of the state’s standing in Thursday’s State of the State address.
The two biggest players in the nation’s pursuit of high-speed rail say they’ll work together to search for trains that will operate at up to 220 miles per hour along both coasts of the United States.
A judge denied a request Friday from Central Valley farmers who sought to halt work on California’s ambitious high-speed rail project.
Caltrain has received its first big chunk of high-speed rail bond money, which will be used to electrify and modernize the system.
Federal officials have given their approval to start construction on the first phase of California’s high-speed rail system.
The legislative session that recently ended turned out to be one of the most productive periods for the California legislature in decades, said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.
Private investors are betting on plans to build a rail system that could one day take you from the San Francisco Bay Area to Sin City, assuming they can line up the funding.
Bay Area residents are likely facing a new round of bridge toll hikes and taxes to pay for the High Speed Rail tunnel connecting the Caltrain station at 4th and King streets in San Francisco to the new Transbay Terminal.
Gov. Jerry Brown gave his approval Wednesday to spending billions of dollars in government money for a high-speed rail line that still faces major funding, environmental and political challenges.
A new study casts doubt on whether the benefits of California high-speed rail will include the creation of 400,000 permanent jobs promised by boosters of the bullet trains.