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Smaller paper tears into bullet train; LAT maintains editorial silence

The Riverside Press-Enterprise last week published a crisp, definitive take on the bullet-train project's recent legal setbacks. Which indirectly raises the question: When will California's largest and most influential paper weigh in on this big issue? Here's part of the

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Rail authority offers no ‘remedies’ for bullet-train plan’s legal flaws

On Nov. 8, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny will hold a hearing at which “remedies” to the shortcomings in the state’s bullet-train plan are supposed to be discussed. Those shortcomings were detailed in an Aug. 16 Kenny decision that

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Coming days could be pivotal in bullet-train fight

Friday — or sooner — will see a crucial development in the five-year fight over implementation of Proposition 1A, the 2008 ballot measure that provided $9.95 billion in bond seed money for a statewide bullet-train project while establishing a state

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Not just in China: The corrupt act that got CA bullet train passed 2

April 12, 2013 By Chris Reed The news that the former head of China’s bullet-train program is facing corruption charges probably prompts some Californians to wonder if any of the people who aggressively lied Proposition 1A to passage in 2008

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CA bullet train: Parade of bad news continues 5

April 11, 2013 By Chris Reed On Wednesday, there was yet another negative headline coming out of Sacramento about the bullet-train fiasco: “A State Assembly budget committee voted Wednesday to approve a loan for the High-Speed Rail Authority. “The $26.2

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CA bullet train crashes through federal, state safeguards 4

Jan. 28, 2013 By Chris Reed Reports that the California High-Speed Rail Authority and Amtrak are teaming up to buy bullet trains and that the state is preparing for hundreds of eminent-domain property seizures in the Central Valley for the bullet

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Rail Series: CA should consider Medium-Speed Rail alternative

Editor’s Note: The following is a complete compilation, in one posting, of the six-part series we ran on Medium-Speed Rail as an alternative to High-Speed Rail. Dec. 26, 2012 By Stan Brin By now, everyone in California knows the voter-mandated

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Rail series: Medium-Speed Rail runs over High-Speed Rail 2

This is Part 1 of a series on Medium-Speed rail alternatives to California’s High-Speed Rail project. Click to read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6. Dec. 10, 2012 By Stan Brin By now, everyone in California knows the voter-mandated High-Speed Rail

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California High-Speed Rail crashing into reality 7

June 27, 2012 By Josephine Djuhana Gov. Jerry Brown, alongside a number of lawmakers, continues the push to build the nation’s first high-speed rail, despite a hefty price tag as high as $98 billion, an immediate negative environmental impact, and

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Rail Program In Deep Doo-Doo 0

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.

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