Posts Tagged ‘ROW’

by Rafael Note from Robert: This is one in a series of posts from Rafael thinking about different ways that we could route California HSR. It should be noted that the Merced-Fresno Alternatives Analysis has some very clear options on how to deal with much of this segment, although north of Merced is less settled […]

May 28th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Rafael We can’t stop here. This is bat BART country. The recent Initial Ruling On Atherton vs. CHSRA highlighted the issue of ROW acquisition, especially if that might involve exercising eminent domain. There’s been a lot of speculation about the possible implications for the route out of the Bay Area and even the project […]

Sep 1st, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Whether it’s a prelude to a grand bargain or not isn’t clear, but Gary Richards is reporting in the Mercury News today that UPRR and the CHSRA have begun discussions about resolving the dispute over the ROW between San José and Gilroy: Officials with the railroad and the California High Speed Rail Authority confirmed that […]

Aug 30th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Rafael the recent Initial Ruling on Atherton v. CHSRA underscored yet again that lines on a map are not at all the same thing as deeds to rights of way. The judge essentially signaled that the level of risk of eminent domain takings needs to be quantified at the program level, i.e. factor into […]

Aug 28th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized