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Earlier today an Alvia high speed train operated by Spain’s RENFE crashed near Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, killing at least 77 people at the time of this writing. It is the worst rail disaster in Spain in at least 40 years and one of the worst crashes involving high speed rail ever. Al menos […]

Jul 24th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Last week Tim Sheehan of the Fresno Bee reported that David Valadao, a Republican member of Congress from Kings County, had a personal stake in high speed rail – several parcels owned by his family’s dairy sit in the path of the project. At the time it was reported that Valadao had sought advice from […]

Jul 23rd, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority is seeking firms for engineering and surveying for the route south of Fresno: The authority last week issued a request for companies to submit their qualifications for right of way engineering and surveying in anticipation of awarding a contract of up to $1.5 million. The winning company or companies […]

Jul 22nd, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Nevada Senator and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pledging that “it’s not over yet” when it comes to the XpressWest high speed rail project: Sen. Harry Reid will be doing some shuttle diplomacy with the White House next week to get things moving on a suspended federal loan application for the XpressWest high-speed rail […]

Jul 18th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized