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Last year, as costs began to rise on the Palmdale to Sylmar section of the high speed rail route (due to Army Corps of Engineers requirements that the route hew more closely to State Route 14), the California High Speed Rail Authority announced it would take another look at a Grapevine/Interstate 5 alignment, although it […]

Jan 9th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

So claims a report in the Bakersfield Californian: Building a high-speed train route over the Grapevine instead of through the Antelope Valley could save up to $4 billion, according to a July progress report released Wednesday. A conceptual study identified more than one feasible alignment over the mountain pass, prompting engineers on the project to […]

Sep 28th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

After the California High Speed Rail Authority announced it would study a Grapevine/I-5 alignment to connect Bakersfield to LA, the city of Palmdale – which had been included in the voter-approved HSR route – decided to sue to block the study. Yesterday they got some crucial political support when the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted to […]

Aug 5th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

After threatening to file a lawsuit to stop the California High Speed Rail Authority from studying a possible Grapevine/I-5 alignment, the City of Palmdale this week carried out the threat, suing the California High Speed Rail Authority in federal court: The city’s federal lawsuit argues that the rail authority may not use federal grants and […]

Jul 8th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized