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The State of California has released its draft California State Rail Plan, an in-depth document that looks at the present and future of both passenger and freight rail. The plan is built around the following vision statement: “California has a premier, customer-focused rail system that successfully moves people and products while enhancing economic growth and […]

Feb 20th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

When I first saw this NPR story titled High-Speed Rail Buzz Overpowers Daily Chug Of Freight Trains I thought it would be a reasonable look at the challenges that come in certain high speed rail projects that intend to share tracks. But that’s not what this is about: But these new projects could conflict with […]

Feb 17th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Over at Trains Magazine, Fred Frailey writes about the problems being faced in several states as state transportation agencies struggle to negotiate with freight railroads for trackage to run high speed passenger rail service: It’s do-or-die time for President Obama’s high speed rail initiative, which badly needs a lift. Negotiations are stalled with three Class […]

Feb 7th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

California High Speed Rail Authority CEO Roelof van Ark met with Peninsula city leaders yesterday to discuss the HSR project, and the headline news from the meeting was that tunneling wasn’t going to happen on the Peninsula: The boss of the California high-speed train project had a clear message to cities on the Peninsula on […]

Oct 23rd, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized