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Dan Richard Does It Again

Dan Richard has been doing a great job as Chair of the California High Speed Rail Authority board, bringing the project through some of its roughest seas.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Atlantic

California High-Speed Rail No. 10: Palate Cleanser

"The decision on HSR is going to shape the future in ways we can't predict, and a touch of modesty in the arguments would be welcome."

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Viewpoints: An environmentalist's case for high-speed rail

The California League of Conservation Voters supported Proposition 1A, the 2008 ballot measure that approved the issuance of bonds to fund high-speed rail in the state.

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Related Topix: California, Opinion

Contra Costa Times

Roadshow: State gas tax could jump 30 cents a gallon

Q There has been a lot of talk about the "hidden gas tax" associated with the expansion of cap-and-trade to include gasoline.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Arnold Schwarzenegger, US Governors

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Glendale News-Press

Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

A recent proposal to study cutting a high-speed rail corridor through the Angeles National Forest is drawing fire from San Fernando Valley communities near the preserve's southwest boundary, the Los Angeles Times reported .

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Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Sunland, CA, Tujunga, CA, Bell, CA, Burbank, CA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Atlantic

California High-Speed Rail No. 9-the Chairman's Turn Again

You want to hear more about the biggest infrastructure project being considered anywhere in the country? You've come to the right place.

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Related Topix: California, UC Merced, Burbank (San Jose, CA), US Politics, US News

CultureMap

Plans for high speed train from Austin to Fort Worth underway

KVUE - As Texas' population continues to grow, transportation across the state is becoming more of an issue.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Nation

Consultants for 2-track rail lines

The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning will hire a consulting company within the next two months to conduct a Bt350-million study of two priority lines of double-track standard-gauge railway costing around Bt740 billion combined.

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DNA India

Indian Railways begins project to concretise Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet...

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Japan visit, railways is stepping up efforts to concretise the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor project amid expectation that a way forward is likely to be materialised during the trip.

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Related Topix: India, Asia, World News,

Tue Aug 26, 2014

SFGate

GOPa s Swearengin wona t say shea ll vote for Kashkari

When Ashley Swearengin, the Republican candidate for state controller, was asked at a Sacramento Press Club lunch Tuesday if she would vote for Kashkari, she said she "was still evaluating the candidates."

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA

jdsupra.com

The Future of Rail 2050

Mix some forward, independent thinking Governor Brown back in the 1980s), with a dash of high tech , a pinch of environmental consciousness , some angry Central Valley farmers and a sprinkle of celebrity glitz .

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Times of India

Japan, China in race to sell India their high-speed trains

NEW DELHI: China and Japan are once again in competition, this time for the lucrative high speed rail network market in India.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Japan, Train Disaster

Reason Foundation

California's Bullet Train: No Plan, Not Enough Money? No Problem

The California High-Speed Rail Authority just received the green light from the federal Surface Transportation Board to begin building a 114-mile stretch of the planned statewide high-speed rail project.

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Related Topix: US Politics, California, US News, Representative Jeff Denham, California Government, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bakersfield, CA

Los Angeles Times

Aecom overseeing infrastructure projects 'from concept to completion'

Aecom is a Fortune 500 company that plans to remain in L.A.: 'There is a great pool of talent here," CEO For years, Aecom Technology Corp. focused on engineering and design work for projects as diverse as a new financial district in Saudi Arabia in 2008 and a high-speed rail link from Hong Kong to mainland China in 2009.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Atlantic

California High-Speed Rail-More Questions and Concerns

If David Letterman can put out a Top Ten list night after night for decades, we can certainly make it all the way to Ten in our chronicles of the California High-Speed Rail debates.

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Related Topix: Best of 2007, US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Allentown, PA

CaHSR Blog

Is the CHSRA Really Considering the San Gabriel Tunnel?

According to Dan Weikel at the Los Angeles Times, the California High Speed Rail Authority is giving serious consideration to LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich's proposal to put the bullet train tracks in a tunnel under the San Gabriel Mountains.

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Related Topix: San Gabriel, CA, Acton, CA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Land deals slowing California high-speed rail plan

A contingent of high-speed rail supporters from Fresno gather in front of the California EPA building in Sacramento, where they addressed the California High-Speed Rail Authority board earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Environmental Law, California, Law, Sacramento, CA

The Telegraph

Rail FDI to attract $10bn

New Delhi, Aug. 23 : The opening up of railway infrastructure to foreign direct investment could attract $10 billion in the next five years, according to government estimates.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Fresno Bee

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs down to Fresno City Council Members Lee Brand, Paul Caprioglio and Clint Olivier for opposing the acceptance of $1 million in grant money for a master plan to maximize the value of a high-speed rail station in downtown.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Opinion

Planning

City Council again rejects train station master plan money

Aug. 22 -- The Fresno City Council has decided the best way to plan for high-speed rail is to assume the train will never get here.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

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