Posts Tagged ‘CHSRA’

It’s become clear in recent weeks that one of the main challenges facing the California high speed rail project, now that it’s navigated most of the initial political, legal, and financial hurdles, is the anemic pace of land acquisition. Tim Sheehan at the Fresno Bee takes a closer look at the issue and concludes part […]

Mar 11th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Tutor Perini has a reputation for bidding low and then making more money on a contract via change orders and litigation. Are we seeing the first signs of that on high speed rail? Our old buddy Ralph Vartabedian drew attention to a possible Tutor claim against the state for HSR delays: The contractor building the […]

Mar 7th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

In 2012 the state legislature mandated that the California High Speed Rail Authority provide a status report on the HSR project twice a year, on March 1 and on November 15. It’s early March, and so the CHSRA has submitted its first project update of 2015. The whole document provides a good, comprehensive look at […]

Mar 4th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

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