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Congressman Adam Schiff represents Burbank, Glendale, Sunland, Tujunga, and more – all areas within the path of a proposed high speed rail tunnel from Pasadena to Burbank that would bypass Santa Clarita. Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich has asked the California High Speed Rail Authority to study such a tunnel. They are doing that, […]

Jan 16th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Elon Musk is serious about this hyperloop thing: Will be building a Hyperloop test track for companies and student teams to test out their pods. Most likely in Texas. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 15, 2015 Also thinking of having an annual student Hyperloop pod racer competition, like Formula SAE http://t.co/HV9BLCoMb8 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) […]

Jan 15th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized
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With much less controversy this time than with the first construction contract bid, the California High Speed Rail Authority today approved the contract for the second construction phase of the high speed rail project: The board on Tuesday awarded the contract to a joint venture by three companies: Dragados USA Inc., Flatiron West Inc., and […]

Jan 13th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Tuesday’s high speed rail groundbreaking in Fresno has been, by all accounts, a big success. The event itself was fairly standard – lots of speeches from elected officials, including Governor Jerry Brown. Instead of turning dirt with shovels, dignitaries signed rails. The media coverage has been very positive, solidifying California’s pro-HSR political consensus and making […]

Jan 8th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized