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Well this is disappointing news: By a 3 to 2 vote, the Hanford City Council turned down a chance to secure a matching grant to begin the planning for a regional high speed rail station. Hanford City Manager Darrel Pyle had urged the council to consider the planning grant but opposition to the project remains […]

Aug 5th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Some welcome news out of Kings County, where Hanford is considering a station planning grant: The council previously considered accepting the $600,000 grant from the California High Speed Rail Authority on June 2. The authority plans to fund the grant using $200,000 of Proposition 1A money and $400,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act […]

Jul 23rd, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Kings County is pulling out all the stops to try and block high speed rail. But its neighbor to the east, Tulare County, is much more supportive. Visalia leaders have been pushing hard for a stop along the HSR route near Visalia or Hanford. They have a strong case: the Visalia/Hanford metro area holds about […]

Sep 2nd, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Kings County leaders may have decided they’re happy with a 14.6% unemployment rate, opposing high speed rail and the long-term economic benefits it will bring to their county. But next door in Tulare County, leaders understand the benefits that high speed rail will bring – and they want in: Watching their neighbor’s increasingly warlike stance, […]

Dec 18th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized