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At yesterday’s board meeting the California High Speed Rail Authority voted to authorize $3.2 billion for tracks from Fresno to Madera, and for Caltrain electrification: The high-speed rail board approved $3.2 billion in funding Tuesday for two segments: $2.6 billion for a 119-mile leg connecting Fresno to Madera and $600 million to electrify a 55-mile […]

Dec 14th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California Public Utilities Commission has rated the railroad crossing of Rosecrans and Marquardt streets in Santa Fe Springs as the “most hazardous” in the entire state. As the video below explains, the California High Speed Rail Authority will fund 50% of the $137 million cost of building a grade separation. The result will be […]

Aug 28th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

George Skelton wonders this week if Donald Trump might be the best hope for California high speed rail: Clinton — endorsed by Brown before the California primary — also supports high-speed rail. But as president, she would have virtually no chance of persuading a Republican-controlled House to spend money on a blue state bullet train. […]

Jul 27th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Fiscal Times has a good analysis of the prospects for foreign investment in US high speed rail projects. The article starts by quoting staffers on private HSR projects who claim they’re a better deal than public projects: California’s example shows that taking taxpayer money opens the door to political and legal challenges that can […]

May 7th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized
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