High-Speed Rail

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High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking Met With Optimism, Stalled Schedule

The first stretch of rail will run 29 miles from Madera to Fresno and will take several years to finish. The laying of tracks won’t happen for another four years.

01/06/2015

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Groundbreaking On Calif. High-Speed Rail Set For January

After many setbacks, the California High-Speed Rail Authority has announced it will officially break ground on construction of its statewide bullet-train route next month in Fresno.

12/13/2014

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

Court Gives New Life To California High-Speed Rail

A state appellate court ruling is giving new life to Gov. Jerry Brown’s $68 billion high-speed rail project.

08/01/2014

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

Appeals Court Upholds Proposed Bullet Train Route

A state appeals court has upheld a proposed route for California’s bullet train project connecting the San Francisco Bay Area to the Central Valley.

07/24/2014

A French high speed train TGV. (ALAIN JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Contests High-Speed Rail Air Quality Plans

Suit says state agency downplays harmful environmental effects and exaggerates benefits.

06/23/2014

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Kern County Sues State Over California High-Speed Rail Project

Officials say they filed suit Friday in Sacramento County Superior Court over the environmental review for the Fresno to Bakersfield section approved last month.

06/06/2014

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Gov. Jerry Brown: ‘There’s A Lot Of Old People Who Shouldn’t Be Driving’

He made a comment jokingly about why high-speed rail would be good for California. In a nutshell, he said it would get older drivers off the road.

03/19/2014

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California High-Speed Rail Authority Cleared To Seize 8 More Properties

The rail authority must acquire 381 Central Valley properties to build the initial 21-mile segment.

03/14/2014

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

California High-Speed Rail Given Funding Extension

Federal transportation officials have extended the deadline that the California High-Speed Rail Authority has to start spending more state money on the project.

02/23/2014

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

California Supreme Court Moves High-Speed Rail Case To Appeals Court

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday transferred a legal appeal over the state’s high-speed rail project to a state appellate court, declining to take up the case directly as Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration had requested.

01/29/2014

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California To Owe Feds $180M For High-Speed Rail

California officials sought Wednesday to reassure congressional Republicans that the state will be able to match billions of dollars in federal funding for the state’s high-speed rail project, including a $180 million payment due in April.

01/15/2014

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Critics Uniting Against California High-Speed Rail Funding Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to redirect $250 million from an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has renewed debate about the project.

01/10/2014

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