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 […]
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.
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 […]
The California High Speed Rail Authority board voted unanimously today to approve the route from Fresno to Bakersfield, including an eastern bypass of Hanford. All the final documents can be found here. The vote was yet another huge step forward for the project, four and a half years after voters approved in in 2008. With […]