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Despite Republicans efforts to prevent it from happening, the federal Surface Transportation Board today approved the Fresno to Bakersfield high speed rail route: In a 56-page report, the federal board spelled out its decision on what would be the second section of the state’s planned high-speed rail system. “The proposed Line will provide the public […]

Aug 12th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority board voted unanimously today to approve the route from Fresno to Bakersfield, including an eastern bypass of Hanford. All the final documents can be found here. The vote was yet another huge step forward for the project, four and a half years after voters approved in in 2008. With […]

May 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority today released the final EIR for the Fresno-Bakersfield segment of the high speed rail project. If the legal challenges are resolved, construction could begin next year. Here’s a brief description of the route selected in this Final EIR, as provided by the CHSRA: The Final EIR/EIS identifies the preferred […]

Apr 18th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari has been traveling around the Central Valley bashing the high speed rail project. For someone who claims to care about jobs and poverty, it’s a bizarre and hypocritical thing to do. High speed rail is essential to the Central Valley’s future economic prosperity, as well as providing desperately needed jobs […]

Mar 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized