Archive for February, 2016

You can almost hear Ralph Vartabedian screaming “I told you so! I told you so!” in his newest article about Parsons Brinckerhoff projecting a 5% cost increase in the Central Valley high speed rail project. In fact, that’s pretty much all the article is. Only in two paragraphs in the middle is there any actual […]

Feb 17th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Matier and Ross have their own report about the California High Speed Rail Authority being on the verge of choosing a northern Initial Operating Segment. And in their report, they emphasize the potential benefits for Caltrain electrification: One big reason: The Caltrain commute line between Gilroy and San Francisco is poised […]

Feb 15th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Caltrans is beginning its work on the 2018 California Rail Plan – and it includes a survey they’re asking Californians to take. You don’t have to be a regular train rider to take the survey. Here’s what Caltrans has to say about it: We are just starting work on the new 2018 Rail Plan and […]

Feb 12th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Today Judge Michael Kenny, no stranger to high speed rail litigation, is hearing the case brought by John Tos, Aaron Fukuda, and the Kings County Board of Supervisors against the California High Speed Rail Authority. This is the last major piece of litigation facing the project out of the numerous lawsuits that were filed in […]

Feb 11th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized