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California high-speed rail moves forward

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 30, 2014

California high-speed rail moves forward

Work on the first portion of California’s high-speed rail can move forward after earning approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Associated Press reports. The DOT’s decision allows the state to start acquiring land between Fresno and Bakersfield for ...

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California's high-speed rail likely to get $250 million from state budget

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 16, 2014

California's high-speed rail likely to get $250 million from state budget

California’s high-speed rail project could get $250 million if the proposed state budget becomes law. The California State Assembly on Sunday approved a $156.4 billion budget plan for fiscal year 2015, which starts July 1, Reuters reports. The plan allocates $250 million ...

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Texas has edge over California for high-speed rail

Tom Jackson - Apr 07, 2014

Texas has edge over California for high-speed rail

For the last few years, I’ve been critical of California’s attempts to link Los Angeles to San Francisco with a high-speed rail line. Related: California’s high-speed rail could fail to meet required trip time It’s not that I’m reflexively against passenger rail. ...

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California’s high-speed rail could fail to meet required trip time

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 31, 2014

California’s high-speed rail could fail to meet required trip time

California’s high-speed rail is supposed to transport travelers at high speeds, allowing them to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just two hours and 40 minutes. However, the bullet train may not be able to get travelers to their ...

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California Assembly Transportation Committee rejects bill to prohibit spending federal money on high-speed rail without matching funds

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 25, 2014

California Assembly Transportation Committee rejects bill to prohibit spending federal money on high-speed rail without matching funds

California’s Assembly Transportation Committee has rejected a bill that would prohibit spending federal grant money on a high-speed train project before the High-Speed Rail Authority approves matching funds, The Fresno Bee reports. Assembly Member Jim Patterson authored the bill, which he ...

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Foxx at USHSR summit: 2014 is ‘busiest year’ in 5 years for high speed rail

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 26, 2014

Foxx at USHSR summit: 2014 is ‘busiest year’ in 5 years for high speed rail

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday at the US High Speed Rail Association’s (USHSR) summit in Washington, D.C. that 2014 is the “busiest year” for the construction of high speed rail in the past five years, The Hill reports. The Obama ...

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Transportation Secretary Foxx to discuss high speed rail at USHSR summit

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 24, 2014

Transportation Secretary Foxx to discuss high speed rail at USHSR summit

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is slated as to headline the 3-day High Speed Rail Summit in Washington, D.C. starting Tuesday. Foxx -- along with 12 members of Congressmen, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Deputy Administrator Karen Hedlund and others -- will talk ...

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Whose trains are safer: Europe or USA?

John Latta - Aug 08, 2013

Whose trains are safer: Europe or USA?

It’s lies, damned lies and statistics again. This time the question, arising after the recent high-fatality (79) Spanish high-speed rail disaster, is about whether Europe’s trains are safer than ours. In this report we lose, but the numbers are not as ...

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USDOT to create high-speed rail safety rules

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 18, 2013

USDOT to create high-speed rail safety rules

The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) has voted in favor of introducing new safety rules for high-speed rail, according to Global Rail News. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will create the guidelines, which will govern trains ...

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Shuster talks transportation funding, earmarks at TCC Fly-in

John Latta - Jun 05, 2013

Shuster talks transportation funding, earmarks at TCC Fly-in

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) believes September 2014 reauthorization has much the same bipartisan support that surfaced for Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), and a bill could be ready for the President ...

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America’s supertrains are running late

John Latta - Jun 03, 2013

America’s supertrains are running late

Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga high speed rail unit? Or maybe we’re riding on the bullet train they call the City of New Orleans? We have our old trains. But will new high speed trains on high speed tracks ...

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California changes high-speed rail bidding rules

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 19, 2013

California changes high-speed rail bidding rules

California high-speed rail officials said Thursday that they have changed their rules for selecting a builder for phase one in the Central Valley, the Los Angeles Times reported. In March 2012, the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s board created a two-step process ...

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