High-Speed Rail

Report: $68B High Speed Rail Project Likely To Overshoot BudgetA newspaper analysis concludes California's ambitious Los-Angeles-to-San-Francisco high-speed rail project will likely miss its 2022 deadline and go over its $68 billion budget.
California High-Speed Rail Approves 5 Bidders For More ConstructionThe 22-mile segment running through Tulare and Kings counties is expected to cost between $400 million and $500 million.
High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking Met With Optimism, Stalled ScheduleThe 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.
Groundbreaking On Calif. High-Speed Rail Set For JanuaryAfter 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.
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.
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.
Lawsuit Contests High-Speed Rail Air Quality PlansSuit says state agency downplays harmful environmental effects and exaggerates benefits.
Kern County Sues State Over California High-Speed Rail ProjectOfficials say they filed suit Friday in Sacramento County Superior Court over the environmental review for the Fresno to Bakersfield section approved last month.
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.
California High-Speed Rail Authority Cleared To Seize 8 More PropertiesThe rail authority must acquire 381 Central Valley properties to build the initial 21-mile segment.
California High-Speed Rail Given Funding ExtensionFederal transportation officials have extended the deadline that the California High-Speed Rail Authority has to start spending more state money on the project.
California Supreme Court Moves High-Speed Rail Case To Appeals CourtThe 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.

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