Posts Tagged ‘palmdale’

The California High Speed Rail Authority is seeking permission to drill in the San Gabriel Mountains as part of their study of a possible tunnel from Palmdale to the LA basin: The California High Speed Rail Authority has asked permission to test-drill deep beneath the Angeles National Forest to determine the feasibility of digging a […]

Sep 29th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Well this is certainly big news – if not entirely unexpected. China has announced plans to help build the XpressWest high speed rail project that will, eventually, link Los Angeles to Las Vegas via Palmdale and Victorville: XpressWest agreed this month to form a joint venture with China Railway International USA Co. to build and […]

Sep 17th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Today NPR’s Marketplace examined the effect of high speed rail on Palmdale and the likely boost to the local economy that it will bring – particularly by shortening commutes. A commuter train takes about two hours to get to Los Angeles. The bullet train could cut that time to 20 minutes. Sammy Hults lives in […]

Jul 28th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The June 2015 California High Speed Rail Authority board meeting in Los Angeles felt more than a little familiar: During more than six hours of public comment by about 150 people, one speaker after another attacked the project as the eight-member California High-Speed Rail Authority board listened quietly. The testimony came from residents and leaders […]

Jun 10th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized