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In what should come as no surprise for reasons that I’ll explain in a moment, the completion of construction on the Central Valley portion of the California High Speed Rail project has been delayed by four years to 2022: The first segment of California’s first-in-the-nation bullet-train project, currently scheduled for completion in 2018, will not […]

May 19th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

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

The Federal Railroad Administration delivered some welcome news yesterday: The California High Speed Rail Authority is heaving a sigh of relief, as the Federal Railroad Administration announced its decision to give the Authority an extension on a $180 million payment. As part of the grant agreement with the FRA, the Authority initially had until April […]

Feb 22nd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

New York City is the centerpiece of America’s only high speed rail route. The Amtrak Acela has a top speed of 150 mph, though it has to often go slower on older tracks, and is profitable. Upgrading the Acela corridor to handle higher speeds is a priority that even Republicans agree on. But New York […]

Feb 3rd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized