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In what should come as no surprise for reasons that I’ll explain in a moment, the completion of construction on the Central Valley portion of the California High Speed Rail project has been delayed by four years to 2022: The first segment of California’s first-in-the-nation bullet-train project, currently scheduled for completion in 2018, will not […]

May 19th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Judge Michael Kenny made his long awaited ruling in the case brought by Central Valley high speed rail opponents – and it’s not good. Judge Kenny finds that the California High Speed Rail Authority violated Proposition 1A by not identifying all the funds needed to construct the Initial Operating Segment and by not getting all […]

Aug 16th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

The anti-HSR folks are all riled up about the process used to evaluate the bids for the Central Valley segment. Ralph Vartabedian and Elizabeth Alexis have teamed up to generate this controversy, as seen in this LA Times article: State high-speed rail officials acknowledged Thursday that they changed their rules for selecting a builder for […]

Apr 20th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Yesterday the California High Speed Rail Authority announced it had selected the bid from Tutor Perini-Zachry-Parsons for the Central Valley section of the construction project. Their bid was the lowest of the five, coming in at $985 million. It also received the lowest technical ranking. The initial estimate from the Authority for the project cost […]

Apr 13th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized