Posts Tagged ‘Fresno’

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

The AP’s Juliet Williams has a new article examining the process of land acquisition for the California high speed rail project. She points out that it is “moving slowly” – but that’s because the state, under an intense level of scrutiny, wants to get this right: But months after shovels were supposed to be in […]

Nov 11th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Next week the California High Speed Rail Authority board will consider a staff recommendation for the Fresno to Bakersfield that includes the Hanford East bypass, the Corcoran bypass, the Allensworth bypass, the BNSF alignment through Wasco and Shafter, and the hybrid alignment through Bakersfield. According to the staff summary: In the Hanford area, the BNSF […]

Nov 1st, 2013 | 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