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Madera County is already getting high speed rail tracks. And now it will be getting a high speed rail station – of a sort. Madera already has an Amtrak station, though it’s little more than a covered waiting area. In the 2016 Business Plan, however, the California High Speed Rail Authority adopted a plan to […]

May 3rd, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

It’s been a while since we checked in at the Transbay Terminal project…and, yikes, maybe it’s better if you don’t look. First up, the Transbay Terminal project faces a $260 million shortfall: San Francisco’s beleaguered Transbay Transit Center may get a $260 million emergency bailout from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Wells Fargo in order […]

Apr 30th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

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