Posts Tagged ‘high-speed rail’

Tunnel could boost high-speed rail cost

Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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The cost of the high-speed rail project might be going above the current estimate of $68 billion. The California High-Speed Rail Authority recently announced a strategic shift to consider an alternative for its 40-mile Palmdale-to-Burbank link. Instead of the current plan of running it parallel ...

Summary details high-speed rail problems

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
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  As construction is going forward, now would be a good time to clear the air a little and summarize California’s high-speed rail project. And why not with a little humor? This month the Santa Clarita Valley Signal published a tongue-in-cheek editorial on the project. It referenced th...

McCarthy slams brakes on federal funding for high-speed rail

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

High-speed rail has a new obstacle: new House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield. McCarthy, who has long opposed the plan, has announced that he'll block any new initiatives to direct federal funds toward the project. According to the Wall Street Journal, McCarthy insisted he will "do ...

Appellate court green-lights high-speed rail project

Friday, August 1st, 2014

  On Thursday, Sacramento’s 3rd Appellate District Court ruled California’s high-speed rail project can move ahead. It overturned a decision last fall by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny. Kenny had ruled that the current funding plan, as approved by the California Legisla...

Fresno votes against high-speed rail project

Friday, August 1st, 2014

  In a surprise this week, the Fresno County Supervisors’ voted, 3-2, to officially oppose California’s high-speed rail project. That reversed seven years of actively supporting the project. No one expects Fresno’s actions will stop the project. But the vote delivers a strong messa...

Big blow to bullet train: Fresno County supes now oppose project

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Fresno has long been a hotbed of bipartisan support for the California High-Speed Rail Authority's plans to build a bullet-train network linking Northern and Southern California. The county Board of Supervisors endorsed the project five years ago, the Fresno Bee's liberal editorial page has long bee...

Video: CalWatchdog in depth — Tracking high-speed rail in CA

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
NEW: Video: CalWatchdog in depth — Tracking high-speed rail in CA

CalWatchdog contributor Kathy Hamilton gives an overview of the current status of high-speed rail in California. http://youtu.be/GPKBVK8a_cs

Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail (7)

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
NEW: Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail  (7)

Kathy Hamilton explains how cap-and-trade money will not be able to pay for high-speed rail construction in California. http://youtu.be/02efO29lofw

Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail (6)

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
NEW: Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail (6)

CalWatchDog contributor Kathy Hamilton explains how the High Speed Rail Authority is just not ready and the project is off the rails and on track to spend taxpayer money. http://youtu.be/EcenLf0KAGQ

Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail (5)

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
NEW: Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail (5)

CalWatchdog Contributor Kathy Hamilton explains what's really going on when the High Speed Rail Authority says it wants to use "The Blended System" to make the project work. It's all about chasing the "free" federal money. http://youtu.be/9_JYyBKvTSE