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The impact of high speed rail on rural landowners is rapidly becoming the top obstacle facing HSR projects not just in California, but also in Texas. A state representative from a town just north of Houston, along the proposed Dallas to Houston HSR route, filed a bill last week intended to stop the privately-funded project: […]

Mar 16th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

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

Juliet Williams is a very good reporter for the AP in Sacramento, so when I take issue with some of the things in her article today on high speed rail construction impacts, I’m not criticizing her. Instead I’m wondering whether the impacts described are significant, out of the ordinary, or anything really worth worrying about: […]

Oct 20th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

While Republicans try to undermine the process of high speed rail construction by seeking unnecessary audits, Democrats in Sacramento are working to streamline it – and save money at the same time: The California High-Speed Rail Authority could manage property it has bought for the bullet train without extra oversight under legislation now heading to […]

Aug 8th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized