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In recent days there’s been a spate of posts and articles touting the Texas high speed rail project as a better approach than the California project. Some of this is undoubtedly the California-Texas rivalry at work, but it’s also fueled by the routine misunderstanding in the media about the nature of California HSR’s problems. Those […]

Apr 8th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Caltrain ridership continues to boom and even the addition of new cars may not be enough to stay ahead of demand: With Caltrain attracting about 4,300 new weekday riders every year since 2010, ridership will reach almost 60,000 on weekdays this summer, and could surpass 75,000 by 2018…. To alleviate crowding in coming years, Caltrain […]

Apr 6th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority is issuing a request for proposals to five bidding consortiums who met the prequalification requirements. According to the Fresno Bee they include the winner of the first HSR construction segment from Madera to Fresno, Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons: Among the construction teams that were pre-qualified earlier this year to bid on […]

Apr 3rd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

One of the main reasons to build high speed rail in California is to lure passengers away from airlines, which spew huge amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere, and put them onto bullet trains powered by renewable electricity. All over the world we’ve seen how riders will make the shift from planes to trains once […]

Apr 1st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized