Private Firms Question California High-Speed Rail FundingBusinesses firms that might bid to build a high-speed rail network across California are questioning whether there will be enough government funding to complete the complex and ambitious project.
Brown, Kashkari Clash Over Tesla, Teacher Tenure In Only Scheduled Gubernatorial DebateGov. 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.
Higher California Gas Prices From Cap-And-Trade Program To Be Spent On High-Speed Rail ProjectStarting 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.
Drought Likely To Take Toll On Central Valley Employment NumbersAs water supplies shrink due to the ongoing drought—the driest in the California’s recorded history—unemployment in the Central Valley’s agricultural industry is predicted to rise.
Convicted Embezzler Hired By California High-Speed Rail AgencyA woman who embezzled $320,000 from a state agency was later hired by California's High-Speed Rail Authority -- and she says nobody asked about her background.
Judge's Ruling Doesn't Appear To Stop California's High-Speed Rail PlanGov. Jerry Brown says a superior court judge’s ruling that California’s high-speed rail plan has not followed the terms of the voter-approved ballot initiative will not stop its construction.
Feds Give OK To California High-Speed Rail ConstructionA federal railroad oversight board has given approval to the California High-Speed Rail Authority to start construction in the Central Valley.
California Officials Reach Deal To Settle High-Speed Rail Project LawsuitA group representing Central Valley farmers said Thursday it has reached a settlement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority in a lawsuit that was one of the biggest obstacles to the state’s $68 billion bullet train project.
High-Speed Rail's Cost Estimates Get Good Grades From Accountability OfficeThe federal Government Accountability Office is giving generally good grades to the California High-Speed Rail Authority's business plan to build a $68 billion bullet train.
California Sues Everyone Over Funding Of High-Speed RailThe State of California has filed a civil case against anyone willing to challenge $8.6 Billion in voter-approved bonds for the high-speed rail project.
California Has Yet To Buy Any Land For Bullet Train RouteConstruction of California's high-speed rail network is set to start in July, but the state still has not purchased any land along the route.
Judge Backs California High-Speed Rail Over FarmersA judge denied a request Friday from Central Valley farmers who sought to halt work on California’s ambitious high-speed rail project.
Phil Matier: Bridge Toll Hikes To Pay For High Speed Rail?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.
Brown Signs California High-Speed Rail Bill Amid ChallengesGov. 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.
UC Study Raises Questions About California High-Speed RailA 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.