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Today’s Long Beach Press-Telegram has a long and detailed – and quite good – article on the current status of the ancient debate over the 710 extension. The latest concept is to bore two tunnels under South Pasadena at a cost of at least $3.5 billion. But is it even necessary? Especially when there’s a […]

Sep 24th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Since the beginning of 2011, the Republican Party has been in control of the US House of Representatives. One of the effects has been to bring a halt to any new federal high speed rail funding, as House Republicans are vehemently opposed to it. That gave anti-HSR forces in California a big boost, as it […]

Sep 22nd, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Just one day after the FRA announced it had given its final approval to the Merced to Fresno high speed rail segment comes big news that President Obama will announce a streamlined review for the Fresno to Bakersfield high speed rail section: As part of his “We Can’t Wait” initiative to speed development of major […]

Sep 21st, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

On Wednesday the Federal Railroad Administration issued its Record of Decision for the Merced to Fresno segment of the high speed rail project. This is the final regulatory hurdle for that section, clearing the path for construction to begin in early 2013: The Final EIR/EIS identifies the Hybrid alternative as the Agencies’ Preferred Alternative with […]

Sep 20th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized