Posts Tagged ‘Visalia’

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

According to the American Lung Association, 8 of the nation’s 10 most polluted cities are in California. And 6 of those are in the Central Valley. What they all have in common is a dependence on the automobile, a situation that a bullet train powered by 100% renewable electricity would certainly help matters. The list, […]

Apr 24th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized