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The Bakersfield Californian newspaper has been generally supportive of high speed rail, though not uncritically. Their latest editorial on the project makes the right point – HSR opponents have no alternative plan: Critics have long enjoyed calling the project “the train to nowhere,” and they’re right to question its expense. But if you ask some […]

Jan 21st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

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

Some of the stories that broke over the last two weeks that I wasn’t able to write about: • The California High Speed Rail Authority and the City of Bakersfield reached a settlement in Bakersfield’s lawsuit against the Authority. One of the key outcomes is that the CHSRA will study a completely new alignment in […]

Dec 29th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

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