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The California High Speed Rail Authority is hosting open houses this week and next across Los Angeles County to discuss proposals for the Palmdale to Los Angeles segment. And as part of the outreach, they’ve developed this video showing the different alignments on that route. Note that it starts off looking south from Palmdale, and […]

May 22nd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority today released the final EIR for the Fresno-Bakersfield segment of the high speed rail project. If the legal challenges are resolved, construction could begin next year. Here’s a brief description of the route selected in this Final EIR, as provided by the CHSRA: The Final EIR/EIS identifies the preferred […]

Apr 18th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority had asked the 3rd District Court of Appeals to delay or reverse Judge Michael Kenny’s decision to allow a trial on the question of whether the “blended plan” and other elements of the high speed rail phasing process violated Proposition 1A. Their argument was that they were appealing other […]

Apr 16th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Currently there are no makers of high speed trains in the United States. Companies like Siemens have US-based facilities, but do not currently build bullet trains there. That presents a paradox to the California High Speed Rail Authority, since federal “Buy America” rules currently prevent them from buying prototype trains abroad to test in this […]

Apr 10th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized