California High Speed Rail

An artist's rendition of a California high-speed rail station. (Source:

3 Firms Bid On Second Phase Of High-Speed Rail

Three firms are bidding to build the second leg of California’s $68 billion high-speed rail system, which will run from Fresno to Bakersfield.


An artist's rendition of a California high-speed rail station. (Source:

California High Court Declines Appeal Of Rail Case

The California Supreme Court has decided not to consider the appeal of a case brought by opponents of the state’s bullet train project, clearing the way for planning to proceed.


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First Eminent Domain California High-Speed Rail Claim OKed

A state board has given approval for the California High-Speed Rail Authority to start the process of seizing its first property through eminent domain.


A concept animation shows a possible implementation of the California high speed rail. (Credit: California Rail Authority)

Calif. High-Speed Rail Officials Respond To Setbacks

The board that oversees California’s embattled $68 billion high-speed rail project is meeting to discuss how to respond to a series of legal setbacks to the project.


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Hurdle For High-Speed Rail: Where Is The Money?

Court rulings this week cast doubt over the future of California’s $68 billion high-speed rail plan and serve as a reminder of the biggest question facing the project: Where will the money come from to complete it?


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Judge Blocks Sale Of High-Speed Rail Bonds, Jeopardizing Future Of Project

A Sacramento County Superior Court judge is blocking the sale of bonds to build California’s bullet train and has rejected the state’s funding plan, jeopardizing the future of the project.


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Land Acquisition For High-Speed Rail Moving Slowly

The body overseeing plans to build California’s bullet train has started the daunting and expensive process of acquiring thousands of acres in the Central Valley, where the rail line’s proposed path would slice through farms, stores and motels.


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High-Speed Rail Authority Promises 3 Percent Of Jobs To Disabled Veterans

California’s High-Speed Rail Authority wants to get disabled veterans back to work.


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Altered Route Recommended For High-Speed Rail Leg

California high-speed rail officials are recommending a new route for the second leg of the bullet train south of Fresno.


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California High-Speed Rail Work Begins, Angering Residents Near Future Tracks

Engineering work has finally begun on the first 30-mile segment of track here in Fresno, a city of a half-million people with high unemployment and a withering downtown core littered with abandoned factories and shuttered stores.


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GAO: Calif. High-Speed Rail Estimates Reasonable

The federal Government Accountability Office is giving generally good grades to the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s business plan to build a $68 billion bullet train.


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California Senate Approves $68B High-Speed Rail

It’s a vision into the future, a bullet train connecting Northern and Southern California.