Articles Tagged With ‘high-speed rail’

Construction begins on California bullet train

State workers will begin construction Tuesday on the California high-speed rail project, which if completed, would link Los Angeles to San Francisco. [LA Times] A groundbreaking ceremony on the $68 billion project will take place at the planned site of... (Continue reading)

Majority of Californians want bullet train stopped

The majority of California voters want the high-speed rail project stopped, according to a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. [LA Times] Statewide, 52 percent of respondents to the poll consider the $68 billion bullet train project a waster of money... (Continue reading)

High-speed rail contract lower than expected

A consortium of construction companies from Sylmar, Texas, and Pasadena has won a $985 million contract from the California High Speed Rail Authority to build the first leg of the state’s planned bullet train. (Sacramento Bee) Tutor Perini Corp. of... (Continue reading)

Bullet train planning costs more

Planning for California’s high-speed rail system will be more expensive than originally thought, officials said Tuesday. (San Jose Mercury News) It will cost taxpayers $97 million more for “office and field work” in the design of the so-called bullet train.... (Continue reading)

State sues everyone in high-speed rail case

In an effort to head off future lawsuits challenging California’s planned high-speed rail project, state officials have filed a civil case against “all persons interested.” (San Jose Mercury News) The move is intended to validate $8.6 billion in voter-approved bonds... (Continue reading)

Sen. Harry Reid: Save California’s high-speed rail project

As concern grows over costs for a high-speed rail system in California, and amid talk of scrapping the project, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that abandoning the multi-million dollar venture would be “short sighted.” [San Francisco Chronicle] Speaking... (Continue reading)

Budget woes jeopardize plans for California’s bullet train

Plans to build a high-speed rail system in California that would transport passengers from San Diego to San Francisco on a bullet train traveling 220 mph have been beset by a series of roadblocks that are now exacerbated by budget... (Continue reading)