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I guess if we’re going to have rulings like this, might as well get them all in at once: The California High-Speed Rail Authority, the only bullet-train builder in the U.S., may have to renegotiate a $1 billion construction contract after a federal regulator refused to grant early approval for a 114-mile segment. The Surface […]

Dec 4th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

We haven’t heard much from freshman Representative David Valadao about the California high speed rail project. That all changed today when the Republican from Hanford pushed an amendment through a House committee that would require the Surface Transportation Board to approve the entire California HSR project before giving allowing construction on any segment: Using his […]

Jun 27th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Congressional Republicans and others opposed to the California high speed rail project had been hoping the Surface Transportation Board would give them a big win and block construction of the HSR project this summer. But that won’t be happening. Instead the STB today ruled in favor of the California HSR project, granting the section from […]

Jun 13th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Having failed at all their other efforts to stop the California high speed rail project, aside from preventing any new federal funding from going to it, Republicans in Congress led by Central Valley representatives who hate the idea of their constituents having good jobs are looking to one final possible savior: the Surface Transportation Board. […]

Jun 5th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized