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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

This is never a story you want to see – the contractor building the HSR line near Fresno ran afoul of federal rules on protecting the endangered kit fox: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared the California High-Speed Rail Authority and Federal Railroad Administration to be out of compliance with their environmental commitments […]

Feb 3rd, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

With much less controversy this time than with the first construction contract bid, the California High Speed Rail Authority today approved the contract for the second construction phase of the high speed rail project: The board on Tuesday awarded the contract to a joint venture by three companies: Dragados USA Inc., Flatiron West Inc., and […]

Jan 13th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

At noon today, Governor Jerry Brown will join other leaders as the California High Speed Rail Authority breaks ground on the project in Fresno. You can watch the ceremony live here. Today’s groundbreaking represents the culmination of literally decades of work to bring high speed rail to California, going back to Jerry Brown’s first two […]

Jan 6th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized