Posts Tagged ‘Initial Operating Segment’

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

Ralph Vartabedian has been rather quiet on the high speed rail beat for the Los Angeles Times since the State Senate voted to release the voter-approved bond funds for construction back in July. His usual and frequent attacks on the project have almost totally ceased. I’m sure that’s just a mere coincidence. But Vartabedian is […]

Nov 13th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

The battle is on in Sacramento over the future of the high speed rail project. For a good overview of the situation, see Damien Newton’s post at Streetsblog LA. We’ve learned some more details about the “Plan B” being pushed by State Senator Alan Lowenthal and other opponents of the high speed rail project: According […]

Jun 27th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

As news spreads of both the blended plan and the upcoming business plan’s efforts to distribute more of the Prop 1A money to urban areas sooner (including Caltrain electrification), some HSR opponents as well as longtime supporters are raising questions about whether those proposals conform to Proposition 1A, the voter-approved initiative from 2008 that authorized […]

Mar 26th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized