The 22-mile segment running through Tulare and Kings counties is expected to cost between $400 million and $500 million.
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.
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.
A state appellate court ruling is giving new life to Gov. Jerry Brown’s $68 billion high-speed rail project.
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.
Suit says state agency downplays harmful environmental effects and exaggerates benefits.
Officials say they filed suit Friday in Sacramento County Superior Court over the environmental review for the Fresno to Bakersfield section approved last month.
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.
The rail authority must acquire 381 Central Valley properties to build the initial 21-mile segment.
Federal transportation officials have extended the deadline that the California High-Speed Rail Authority has to start spending more state money on the project.
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.
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.