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The California High Speed Rail Authority is accelerating its land acquisition process, and that includes using eminent domain where necessary: More than a dozen pieces of land in the Valley have been targeted by the state for possible eminent domain for the first stretches of California’s high-speed train project. The state Public Works Board, meeting […]

Jul 13th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

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