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Having been resoundingly beaten in the courts once again, opponents of the California high speed rail project are now shifting their attention to another part of the project in hopes they can derail it. Their new claim is that the route from Bakersfield to Tehachapi Pass is too steep: A grassroots group of Central Valley […]

Oct 19th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Despite Republicans efforts to prevent it from happening, the federal Surface Transportation Board today approved the Fresno to Bakersfield high speed rail route: In a 56-page report, the federal board spelled out its decision on what would be the second section of the state’s planned high-speed rail system. “The proposed Line will provide the public […]

Aug 12th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Californians For High Speed Rail is sponsoring pro-high speed rail billboards across the Central Valley, mostly on the Highway 99 corridor. Here’s one that recently went up in Bakersfield: I love it.

Jun 26th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week the Bakersfield City Council voted 6-1 to sue the California High Speed Rail Authority over its choice of a downtown station. The irony is that, as the Bakersfield Californian explains, the CHSRA chose a downtown station because that’s what Bakersfield asked for: On June 30 of that year, the Bakersfield City Council unanimously […]

May 29th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized