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CNR Corporation, a state-owned enterprise of the Chinese government, is planning to pitch California on purchasing its high speed trains: CNR, its unit Tangshan Railway and U.S.-based SunGroup USA are submitting an expression of interest to California’s $68 billion high-speed rail project for a contract to supply up to 95 trains that can travel as […]

Oct 22nd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Having been resoundingly beaten in the courts once again, opponents of the California high speed rail project are now shifting their attention to another part of the project in hopes they can derail it. Their new claim is that the route from Bakersfield to Tehachapi Pass is too steep: A grassroots group of Central Valley […]

Oct 19th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California Supreme Court has just rejected Kings County’s appeal of the Court of Appeals decision that favored the California High Speed Rail Authority. Earlier this year the Court of Appeals had overturned a Superior Court decision in favor of Kings County that threatened the future of the high speed rail project. The justices rejected […]

Oct 15th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

James Fallows is back with his occasional series on California’s high speed rail project, which includes some great reader responses: I travel frequently from San Francisco to Southern California to visit an elderly parent. I cannot count the number of times my plane is late. This time, like the last time, it was 3 hours […]

Oct 13th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized