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As with every other element of the proposed route of the high speed rail line, the concept of tunneling under the San Gabriel Mountains and laying tracks through the Sunland/Tujunga/Lake View Terrace area on the way to Burbank has produced opposition among nearby residents. On Friday California High Speed Rail Authority board chairman Dan Richard […]

Feb 7th, 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

At noon today, Governor Jerry Brown will join other leaders as the California High Speed Rail Authority breaks ground on the project in Fresno. You can watch the ceremony live here. Today’s groundbreaking represents the culmination of literally decades of work to bring high speed rail to California, going back to Jerry Brown’s first two […]

Jan 6th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Late last Friday the federal Surface Transportation Board voted 2-1 that its approval of the high speed rail project between Fresno and Bakersfield “categorically preempts” lawsuits filed against the project based on the California Environmental Quality Act: Applying the well-established preemption principles here, the Board concludes that CEQA is categorically preempted by § 10501(b) in […]

Dec 15th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized