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For five and a half years now, since California voters passed Prop 1A, the California High Speed Rail Authority has been searching for the rest of the money they needed to build the project. In 2009 it looked like the federal government would be the answer, and President Barack Obama gave $8 billion for HSR […]

Jun 12th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

House Republicans have proposed a new spending plan that cuts $200 million from federal transit spending – cuts that would undermine Los Angeles rail expansion plans as well as California high speed rail: With House Republicans proposing spending cuts for new transit projects, Los Angeles officials will have their work cut out to secure $200 […]

May 6th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg today announced a new proposal to guide the use of California’s cap-and-trade revenues. It includes earmarking 20% of those revenues for the high speed rail project: In addition to permanent funding sources for affordable housing and mass transit, the strategy (available here) also provides a permanent source of […]

Apr 14th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority is issuing a request for proposals to five bidding consortiums who met the prequalification requirements. According to the Fresno Bee they include the winner of the first HSR construction segment from Madera to Fresno, Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons: Among the construction teams that were pre-qualified earlier this year to bid on […]

Apr 3rd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized