Posts Tagged ‘High-Speed Rail Authority’

Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail (2)

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
NEW: Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail (2)

CalWatchdog Contributor Kathy Hamilton explains how the California High Speed Rail Authority is destroying farms and dairies as they try to acquire land for the high-speed rail project.

Dan Walters figures out Gov. Brown wants bullet train dead

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

For a few months, Cal Watchdog has been the only outlet in the media underlining how fundamentally strange and self-defeating the actions of the state government have been in defending the bullet train. After an August court ruling from Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny that the massi...

New bullet-train biz plan still doesn’t address judge’s objection

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

On Friday, the California High-Speed Rail Authority released a new business plan for the bullet train project. The authority's document still doesn't identify how it will pay for the 300-mile initial operating segment, the $31 billion question that led Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny ...

Sen. Diane Feinstein’s husband wins CA rail contract

Friday, April 26th, 2013

April 26, 2013 By Katy Grimes U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein's husband Richard Blum, won the first phase construction contract for California’s high-speed rail. I'm shocked, shocked I tell you. If I didn't witness the insanity and corruption in politics every day, I wouldn't have believed this. ...

High-speed rail in bed with unions

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Dec. 7, 2012 By Katy Grimes There have been warnings since Proposition 1A was passed in 2008 that the rail authority would award construction contracts to union contractors, providing a bidding advantage to companies that agree to sign a Project Labor Agreement. Now, it appears that the High-...

Gov seals CA crash with high-speed rail bill

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

July 19, 2012 By Katy Grimes Even though high-speed rail has become nothing more than a pipeline project for grabbing big money and a big lie, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the rail bill Wednesday, sealing California's economic fate. Because of the illegitimacy of the project’s intent, California tax...

New High-Speed Rail biz plan crashes into reality

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

April 14, 2012 By Katy Grimes What a train wreck. Barreling down the tracks in one direction, on April 9 a congressional committee launched a probe California’s high-speed rail project over charges of conflicts of interest and questionable spending of federal dollars.  Barreling head-on towar...

New High-Speed Rail Plan Runs Over Prop. 1A Mandates

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

April 2, 2012 By Katy Grimes As California politicians show more desperation to build any part of the California High-Speed Rail system in order to get their hands on $3.5 billion in federal stimulus money, the plan is looking more like a whack-a-mole game. But every hole that is plugged, every de...

Rail Program In Deep Doo-Doo

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

MAY 24, 2011 You know a massive government program is in trouble when even its hand-picked “working group” of insiders starts crying foul. This is exactly what happened to the increasingly troubled California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHRSA) earlier this month. Already suffering under the wei...

LAO Blows Up Bullet Train

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

MAY 11, 2011 There’s something truly exhausting -- no, dispiriting -- about reading the latest state Legislative Analysts Office (LAO) report on California’s immense high-speed rail undertaking. Released at noon on May 10, the document runs just 28 pages but utterly dismantles the current, huge...