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Tutor Perini won the bid for the first segment of HSR construction – but they didn’t wind the second bid. That went to a team led by Spain’s Dragados, alongside Flatiron West of San Marcos and Shimmick of Oakland: Dragados/Flatiron/Shimmick submitted a bid of $1.23 billion to design and build the 65-mile stretch from the […]

Dec 12th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

No big deal, just China massively expanding high speed rail service once again: A total of 32 new high-speed routes will be launched December 10, Shanghai’s railway authority announced. The trip between Shanghai and Guangzhou, Guangdong province has been shaved down from 16 hours to six hours and 51 minutes, and travelers looking to go […]

Dec 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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On Saturday the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center – ARTIC – opened to the public. It will eventually serve as a high speed rail and streetcar station, but for now it serves as Anaheim’s Amtrak and Metrolink station, along with serving connecting OCTA buses. Photo by @CaHSRA on Twitter The Orange County Register was there […]

Dec 9th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Caltrain released the final EIR for its electrification project. If approved next month, the design/build contract will be put out to bid, with construction beginning in 2016. The Final EIR is facing some criticism from rider advocates who argue that Caltrain’s ridership estimates are too low – and that longer trains will need to be […]

Dec 8th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized