Posts Tagged ‘Bakersfield’

Republicans, such as Congressman Kevin McCarthy, love to argue that the state is wasting money on high speed rail when they should be spending it on addressing the drought. Of course, building high speed rail is addressing the drought, as HSR will help reduce the carbon emissions that threaten to make California’s drought a permanent […]

Nov 11th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority recently settled a lawsuit brought by Bakersfield against the project. One element of the settlement involved the CHSRA agreeing to study a new alternative through Bakersfield – the F Street alignment. As part of this work, the CHSRA published the following video simulation of the F Street alignment. This […]

Sep 15th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

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