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California Bullet Train

High Court Clears California Bullet Train But Problems Remain

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will forge ahead with plans to build the nation's first bullet train by buying land in the Central Valley and d...

GOP Candidate Luring Event Attendees With Gas Money

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

With polls showing California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) in an extremely comfortable lead for re-election, GOP challenger Neel Kashkari is giving away money...

State Supreme Court Could Decide Fate Of Calif. Bullet Train

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 03.27.2014 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is petitioning the California Supreme Court to overturn two lower-court rulings that hav...

Confused About California's Bullet Train? You're Not Alone

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials overseeing California's $68 billion high-speed rail project have taken pains in recent weeks to assure the publi...

MAJOR Setback Could Delay Bullet Train For Years

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 11.25.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento judge on Monday tore up California's funding plans for its bullet train project in separate orders that could...

Bullet Train Is Pissing A Lot Of People Off

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 10.21.2013 | Los Angeles

FRESNO, California -- FRESNO, California (AP) — Trucks loaded with tomatoes, milk and almonds clog the two main highways that bisect California's fa...

SETTLED: Huge Victory For High-Speed Rail

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 06.18.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California agency overseeing the state's effort to build the nation's first high-speed rail line received a boost Thursday w...

Bullet Train Costs Soar Again

San Jose Mercury News | Mike Rosenberg | Posted 06.03.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO -- While much of the squabbling over California's high-speed rail project has focused on its huge construction price tag, the cost to taxpa...

Full Steam Ahead!

Los Angeles Daily News | Posted 05.30.2013 | Los Angeles

Poised to break ground on the nation's first bullet train this summer, the California High-Speed Rail Authority is riding high on a report from a cong...

Good News For High Speed Rail

Palo Alto Daily News, Calif. | Bonnie Eslinger | Posted 05.19.2013 | San Francisco

At a special meeting Monday, the California High-Speed Rail Authority board approved an agreement that underscores its commitment to run the state's f...

How Crony Capitalist Shamelessly Dupe Progressive Planners

Bill Frezza | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Bill Frezza

There it was in the recent Fiscal Cliff deal -- more tax breaks for windmills, electric cars, biodiesel, algae (algae?!), and of course 14 different flavors of ethanol. How many failures will it take before progressives wake up to the fact that they are being sold a bill of goods?

High Speed Rail Dodges A Bullet

The Fresno Bee | Tim Sheehan | Posted 01.17.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO -- California's proposed bullet train dodged a bullet Friday when a judge denied a request to block work on the high-speed rail section bet...

Bullet Train Faces Crucial Court Ruling

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 01.16.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A judge denied a request Friday from Central Valley farmers who sought to halt work on California's ambitious high-speed ra...

What Will High-Speed Rail Look Like?

The Fresno Bee | Tim Sheehan | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is pushing back Friday's deadline for bids to design and build the first stretch of high-speed rail line thro...

Construction Of CA High Speed Rail Approved

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 11.19.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Federal Railroad Administration gave its approval Wednesday for construction on the first phase of California's high-speed r...

Historic Signing At Union Station

AP | BY MICHAEL R. BLOOD and JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 09.17.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Gov. Jerry Brown gave his approval Wednesday to spending billions of dollars in government money for a high-speed rail line that still ...

California Makes High-Speed History

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | San Francisco

By Mary Slosson SACRAMENTO, July 18 (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed an initial funding...

Are Californians Saying 'Meh' To High-Speed Rail?

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 09.08.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers may have given their OK to what could be the nation's first high-speed rail line, but the project is s...

APPROVED: Funding For CA High Speed Rail OKed By Senate

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 09.05.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers approved billions of dollars Friday in construction financing for the initial segment of the nation's ...

High Speed Rail Faces Crucial Vote

AP | Posted 08.31.2012 | San Francisco

By JUDY LIN, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious plan to start building the nation's first dedicated high-spee...

'A Political Mistake': Governor Backs Away From Bullet Train Fight

| Posted 08.21.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams Gov. Jerry Brown backed away from a fight with environmentalists yester...

California Bullet Train Officials Face Tough Questions Over Speed

| Posted 08.13.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams California’s $68 billion bullet train is supposed to travel from San ...

Buyer's Remorse?

AP | Posted 06.04.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A new poll finds California voters are experiencing buyers' remorse over a proposed $68 billion bullet train project, as the number of ...

A High-Speed Lawsuit? Rail Authority's Email Policy Ignites Firestorm

| Posted 07.21.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams A congressional committee is investigating California's $68 billion bul...

Officials Defend Cost Of High-Speed Rail

| Posted 07.04.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams A report that warned of huge operating deficits for California's bullet...