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Next week the California High Speed Rail Authority board will consider a staff recommendation for the Fresno to Bakersfield that includes the Hanford East bypass, the Corcoran bypass, the Allensworth bypass, the BNSF alignment through Wasco and Shafter, and the hybrid alignment through Bakersfield. According to the staff summary: In the Hanford area, the BNSF […]

Nov 1st, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

A group of downtown Bakersfield businesses are planning to let the City Council know that they want a downtown HSR station – and that they’d ride the train several times a year if it were built: Downtown Business Association officials said Tuesday that they will speak to the Bakersfield City Council at its Sept. 11 […]

Aug 21st, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Lois Henry at the Bakersfield Californian suggests in a recent column that the contentious decision about a Bakersfield high speed rail alignment might get punted: The California High Speed Rail Authority will consider a recommendation by staff members at its June 6 monthly meeting to approve a rail alignment and station locations between Fresno and […]

May 29th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

According to the American Lung Association, 8 of the nation’s 10 most polluted cities are in California. And 6 of those are in the Central Valley. What they all have in common is a dependence on the automobile, a situation that a bullet train powered by 100% renewable electricity would certainly help matters. The list, […]

Apr 24th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized