Posts Tagged ‘BNSF’

Over at the Los Angeles Times our old friend Ralph Vartabedian is suggesting there are three obstacles to a July groundbreaking for the high speed rail project: The new challenges are coming from a private railroad that controls a key right of way, a legislative committee delving into contracting issues and a powerful federal agency […]

Apr 30th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Today’s Long Beach Press-Telegram has a long and detailed – and quite good – article on the current status of the ancient debate over the 710 extension. The latest concept is to bore two tunnels under South Pasadena at a cost of at least $3.5 billion. But is it even necessary? Especially when there’s a […]

Sep 24th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

This week the California High Speed Rail Authority announced it has adopted the hybrid alternative for the Merced to Fresno section of the high speed rail project. The route runs to the east of Madera, and is at least $500 million cheaper than several of the other alternatives on the table. From a CHSRA press […]

Dec 1st, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

Over at Trains Magazine, Fred Frailey writes about the problems being faced in several states as state transportation agencies struggle to negotiate with freight railroads for trackage to run high speed passenger rail service: It’s do-or-die time for President Obama’s high speed rail initiative, which badly needs a lift. Negotiations are stalled with three Class […]

Feb 7th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized