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The former Del Monte plant in Fresno is coming down to make way for the high speed rail project. The building is 68 years old, but has stood empty for the last ten years. HSR is thus serving as a kind of redevelopment for downtown Fresno, which is a positive thing for the city and […]

Sep 17th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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There’s a lot to dislike in the latest attack on passenger rail from the House Republicans, including further efforts to defund the vital long-distance routes. But what’s particularly annoying is their ongoing effort to confine high speed rail in America to the Northeast Corridor, even though other regions have a strong need for HSR as […]

Sep 16th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Some good news for the future downtown extension that will bring Caltrain and high speed rail to the Transbay Terminal: San Francisco city officials cut a deal Tuesday with downtown property owners who had threatened to sue over a proposed tax district that city officials are counting on to help pay for the $2.6 billion […]

Sep 15th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Siemens has long been hoping to add high speed trains to the passenger rail vehicles it builds at its Sacramento plant. Now they will, thanks to All Aboard Florida: The Siemens plant in South Sacramento will build the locomotives and passenger cars for All Aboard Florida, a high-speed rail system that could begin operation well […]

Sep 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized