Archive for 2013

2012 was a banner year for California high speed rail, as the state legislature approved the release of bond funds. It looked like 2013 would finally be the year that high speed rail got under construction in California, with just a few lawsuits left to resolve. Unfortunately, in 2013 those lawsuits became the biggest hurdles […]

Dec 30th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Hope everyone is enjoying the end-of-year holidays, whichever ones you choose to celebrate. And if you’re taking a train as part of those celebrations, all the better! I’ll have some more posts later in the week on high speed rail, but for now, feel free to use this as an open thread.

Dec 24th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority is moving ahead with its plans for the second phase of HSR construction in the Central Valley – a 60 mile segment from Fresno to the Tulare-Kern County line. Five bids have been received: • California Rail Builders: Ferrovial Agroman US Corp. and Granite Construction Company • Dragados/Flatiron/Shimmick: Dragados […]

Dec 19th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

In news that comes as no surprise to transit advocates, a USC study released this week shows that people who live near the Expo Line are driving less. Angelenos who live near an Exposition Light Rail station dramatically reduced the number of miles they drove and tripled their rail ridership after the opening of the […]

Dec 17th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized