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America's Biggest High-Speed Rail Just Broke Ground, But A Lot Of People Still Aren't Happy About It

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green

It had a low-speed start, but America’s biggest, fastest high-speed rail project finally broke ground Tuesday in Fresno, California, about halfway b...

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...

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...

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...

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 bill for the s...

'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 ...

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...

The 'Elephant In The Room': Are Bullet Train Costs Drastically Underestimated?

| Posted 06.30.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams By hitting the reset button, Gov. Jerry Brown bought some time for the ...

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STOPPED IN ITS TRACKS: Report Slams High Speed Rail, Recommends Defunding Project

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.19.2012 | San Francisco

Despite a revamped plan that's expected to shave $30 billion off the overall cost of the project, high speed rail in California still faces stiff oppo...

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Designs Revealed For The City's 'Giant Penis In The Sky'

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.15.2012 | San Francisco

The general concept behind the entire Transbay Terminal project is one of immense scale. The northern terminus of the country's first high-speed r...

Is High-Speed Rail Losing Supporters?

| Posted 05.08.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans With most Californians worried about the state budget and opposed to trigge...

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California High Speed Rail Has An Unexpected San Francisco Savior

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.14.2012 | San Francisco

When it was announced that two top executives overseeing California's high speed rail project were stepping down from their leadership roles in the sp...

NO TRAIN PLEASE: Petition To Kill California High-Speed Rail Gains Momentum

Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.27.2012 | San Francisco

California Secretary of State Debra Bowen on Monday approved a petition that would allow voters to decide whether they want the state to move forward ...

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Derailed: Two More Bullet Train Executives Jump Ship

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.14.2012 | San Francisco

In the span of a single day, a pair of top officials overseeing the construction of California's high speed rail system announced their intention to l...

Down The Fast Track: California Bullet Train Critics Have A New Concern

| Posted 03.11.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams Since the recession began, the state Legislature has put some big-ticke...

California Pushes High-Speed Rail Plan Against Objections

The New York Times | Posted 11.26.2011 | Travel

SACRAMENTO — Across the country, the era of ambitious public works projects seems to be over. Governments are shelving or rejecting plans for highwa...

'Shock And Anxiety': State Senator Reacts To High Speed Rail's Price Tag

| Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams For years, a Long Beach lawmaker prodded the state's High-Speed Rail Au...

Will Lawsuits Derail California's Bullet Train Project?

| Posted 11.19.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Stephanie Rice Even if state officials can scrape together the billions of dollars nee...

California Bullet Train Regulation Headed For A High-Speed Failure

| Posted 11.06.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Sam Pearson The California High-Speed Rail Authority is facing increased scrutiny from...