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This week the California High Speed Rail Authority awarded its latest contract for HSR construction, for a 22 mile section of work in Tulare and Kern counties. And it came in well below the Authority’s own estimates: The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has identified California Rail Builders as the Apparent Best Value Proposer for […]

Jan 7th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The case for reforming the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) rolls on, as Kern County votes to sue over the Fresno to Bakersfield EIR even though they were told winning was a longshot at best: County Counsel Theresa Goldner said Wednesday the suit will target the rail authority’s review of the 114-mile alignment proposed between […]

Jun 5th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

A group of downtown Bakersfield businesses are planning to let the City Council know that they want a downtown HSR station – and that they’d ride the train several times a year if it were built: Downtown Business Association officials said Tuesday that they will speak to the Bakersfield City Council at its Sept. 11 […]

Aug 21st, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Lois Henry at the Bakersfield Californian suggests in a recent column that the contentious decision about a Bakersfield high speed rail alignment might get punted: The California High Speed Rail Authority will consider a recommendation by staff members at its June 6 monthly meeting to approve a rail alignment and station locations between Fresno and […]

May 29th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized