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California High Speed Rail

Pivoting and Disruption @ VerdeXChange 2016

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.03.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With two kids in college and one on her way soon enough, I can't afford to go back to school. Besides, I never liked taking exams and sharing my room ...

L.A.'s Transit Force Awakens

Joel Epstein | Posted 12.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

We are in a new era. One in which L.A.'s transit loving forces have awakened and taken back the city from the villainous Army of NO. And that is why I am optimistic about L.A.'s transit future and that the City will continue on the positive trajectory it has found over the past decade or so.

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...

State Senator's Proposal Moves from Cap & Trade to Fee & Rebate

Mike Sandler | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Mike Sandler

Plans for the use of revenue thus far haven't been pretty. Governor Jerry Brown borrowed from the Cap & Trade funds to plug a budget deficit, and then pledged millions toward the foundering high-speed rail project.

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...

Jason Linkins

California Can't Have High-Speed Rail Because Of Obamacare, According To Super Smart Take | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Plans for a high-speed rail line connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco have recently hit a snag, owing to a Sacramento judge who recently issued a ...

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...

Sam Stein

Obama's Vision For High-Speed Rail Is In Danger Of Stalling Out | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an auditorium inside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on a mid-April day in 2009, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe ...

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...

Facts About California's High-Speed Rail Plan

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.24.2013 | Los Angeles

-- — How much will it cost: The current price tag is listed as $68 billion, but it has fluctuated wildly. California's High-Speed Rail Authority s...


AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 07.06.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown is drawing praise and glowing reviews from the national media for his deft political maneuvering in closing a $...

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...

High Speed Rail's Ruthless Move

Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.29.2013 | San Francisco

California's High Speed Rail Authority has thrown down the gauntlet. The state agency tasked with creating of one of the largest (and most controv...

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...

High-Speed Rail Officials On Project Uncertainties: YOLO

Ventura County Star | Timm Herdt | Posted 04.28.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO -- The state's High-Speed Rail Authority has nearly doubled the size of its staff in the past six months and expects the first phase of con...

High-Speed Rail Faces A New Hurdle

The Fresno Bee | Tim Sheehan | Posted 02.25.2013 | San Francisco

Real estate attorneys are seizing a monumental opportunity as California lumbers ahead with its high-speed rail plans in the central San Joaquin Valle...

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...

Can High-Speed Rail Help The Homeless?

The Fresno Bee | Tim Sheehan | Posted 01.15.2013 | San Francisco

Job-creation advocates in Fresno said they moved a step closer Wednesday to ensuring that local workers who need a job can compete for one building Ca...

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...

WOW: SF To LA In 30 Minutes?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.25.2012 | San Francisco

Elon Musk is nothing if not ambitious. The billionaire tech entrepreneur who co-founded PayPal in 1998 and sits at the forefront of a whole bevvy...

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...

Railway To Sin City? Bullet Train Proposal Would Extend To Vegas

Aaron Sankin | Posted 07.30.2012 | San Francisco

It's been difficult enough for California to build a bullet train between San Francisco and Los Angeles. But a Nevada-based group is looking create an...