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The California rail network just welcomed a major new addition on Friday with the opening of Metro’s Expo Line Phase 2 extension to downtown Santa Monica. Photo from The Source Metro’s Steve Hymon also offered this excellent overview of the Expo Line extension, covering topics ranging from end to end travel times (“about 47-48 minutes”) […]

May 21st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

In what should come as no surprise for reasons that I’ll explain in a moment, the completion of construction on the Central Valley portion of the California High Speed Rail project has been delayed by four years to 2022: The first segment of California’s first-in-the-nation bullet-train project, currently scheduled for completion in 2018, will not […]

May 19th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority’s 2016 Business Plan includes funding to make early investments in projects between Los Angeles and Anaheim. The Whittier Daily News took a look at what that actually would mean for the Gateway Cities: The authority could provide up to $500,000 for the cities, including La Mirada, Norwalk and Santa […]

May 17th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Enough about overhyped transportation gizmos – let’s take a look at something real, and realistic, something that is actually being built right now. The California High Speed Rail Authority produced this great video overview of HSR construction in the Fresno area, where things are coming along quickly: That pergola structure, where the HSR tracks cross […]

May 12th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized