Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Says California At ‘Epicenter of Climate Change’Gov. Jerry Brown says California is at "the epicenter" of the effects of a warming planet as the state experiences longer fire seasons and more destructive wildland blazes.
Plan To Kill California High-Speed Rail Project Clears 1st Hurdle To Landing On BallotSecretary of State Debra Bowen announced Tuesday that backers of a plan to end the California high-speed rail project had the green light to begin collecting signatures in an effort to get an initiative on the ballot.
Newsom Changes Mind On High-Speed Rail, Wants Money RedirectedLt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, once a strong supporter of California's high-speed rail project, says he has changed his mind and no longer backs it.
California Owes Feds $180M For High-Speed Rail In AprilCalifornia officials sought Wednesday to reassure congressional Republicans that the state will be able to match billions of dollars in federal funding for the state's high-speed rail project, including a $180 million payment due in April.
California High-Speed Rail Officials Say Plan On ScheduleThe board that oversees California's embattled $68 billion high-speed rail project decided Thursday to try again to gain blanket authority to sell $8.6 billion in state bonds, after a judge blocked the bond sales last week in one of several recent setbacks for the project.
Phil Matier: High-Speed Rail Ruling Threatens To Derail Future Of Caltrain, Other AgenciesThis week's court decision putting California's high-speed train project on hold could have an undesired impact on the new Transbay Terminal in San Francisco—not to mention a number of transit projects all through Northern California.
Hurdle For California High-Speed Rail: Where Is The Money?A judge's rulings this week ordered California's high-speed rail to identify funding for the first 300 miles, raising one of the biggest hurdles facing the ambitious, $68 billion project: Where will the money come from to complete it?
High-Speed Rail Funding In Jeopardy After Judge Blocks Sale Of BondsA judge on Monday tore up California’s funding plans for what would be the nation’s first bullet train, issuing separate orders that could force the state to spend months or years redrawing its plans for the $68 billion rail line.
Poll Says Most California Voters Don’t Want Bullet TrainA new poll finds a majority of California voters want the $68-billion bullet train project stopped and consider it a waste of money.
California High Speed Rail Authority Board Approves CEO’s RaiseThe board that oversees California's High Speed Rail Authority unanimously approved a raise for its chief executive on Tuesday.
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.
Judge Rules California High-Speed Rail Plan Violates InitiativeA judge ruled Friday that the agency overseeing the bullet train failed to comply with the financial and environmental requirements voters were promised.
GOP Lawmakers Seek Audit Of Calif. High-Speed Rail LandTwo Republican lawmakers from the Central Valley want the state auditor to review the California High-Speed Rail Authority's moves to buy up land for the $68 billion project.
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.