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One way you can spot an anti-HSR media bias is that the only consistent thing in a particular reporter’s coverage is that every story will make the project look as bad as possible – even if that contradicts previous criticisms. And so it is with Ralph Vartabedian’s latest story about the CHSRA’s decision to shorten […]

Oct 24th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority has published new animations of the three possible routes from Palmdale to Burbank. All three involve significant tunneling under the San Gabriel Mountains. The main difference is in whether the tunnel goes under Pacoima, or goes further to the east through Sunland-Tujunga (with an aerial structure in the middle). […]

Sep 20th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

This week the Gotthard Base Tunnel will open in Switzerland. The tunnel is 57 kilometers (35 miles) long and 2,300 meters (7,500 feet) deep. By W.Rebel – Own work, CC BY 3.0 The tunnel has been under construction for 20 years. But the benefits will likely last for generations: Once fully functional, the tunnel will […]

May 31st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority is about to demolish the Tuolumne Street Bridge in Fresno, connecting downtown to Highway 99 over the Union Pacific tracks, in order to make way for the bullet trains: The bridge, which links Highway 99 with the central business district will eventually be replaced by a new higher bridge […]

Dec 7th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized