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This is fantastic: High Speed Rail may have its detractors but at Fresno City College among the young people who will actually use the service, they are saying, I will ride. “People in my age group they haven’t seen a lot of investment in the country. A lot of the stuff that is here was […]

Apr 28th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Yesterday we looked at how Merced’s elected leaders fought to stay in the HSR project as part of the Initial Operating Segment. The Merced Sun-Star and its sister papers, including the Modesto Bee, ran editorials praising those elected leaders for that work. That caused their colleagues at the Fresno Bee to look on with envy […]

Apr 26th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Merced Sun-Star Editorial Board tells the story of how local elected officials fought to get Merced back into the Initial Operating Segment – and ensure that nearly 1 million people get access to a fast ride to Silicon Valley: “I know very few people who commute from Fresno to the Bay Area,” said Adam […]

Apr 25th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

After hearing public feedback on the draft 2016 Business Plan, the California High Speed Rail Authority is making some revisions to the Business Plan, including building tracks to Merced: • Merced. The city had been omitted from the initial operating segment (IOS) in the February plan after being part of the IOS in previous business […]

Apr 21st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized