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24 min ago | Erie Times News

General Electric eyes $13 billion acquisition

General Electric Co. said Thursday that it wouldn't comment on rumors it is planning to buy French conglomerate Alstom SA for $13 billion.


Related Topix: General Electric, Financial Services, Aerospace-Defense, Erie County, PA, North East, PA, Erie, PA

4 hrs ago | SFGate

No dazzling answers for a lite gova hopefuls

George Yang, a GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, was ready to talk about his plans to a Republican group in San Jose recently, but first had to answer a simple question: Why in the world do we have to vote for a lieutenant governor, anyway? Yang bravely started to answer, "Well, I would chair the California Commission on Economic Development, ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative John Garamendi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Gavin Newsom, Jerry Brown, US Governors

5 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Angelo's Drive In makes way for high-speed rail

The burger joint on Olive Avenue is closed and does not plan to reopen, its property sitting on the edge of what is slated to eventually become the path of California's high-speed rail line.


Related Topix: Selma, CA, Fresno County, CA

12 hrs ago | Reason Magazine

California Officials Dread Rail Project Trial

The first came from the Brown administration, which announced its support for a revised rainy-day fund ballot measure that would set aside surpluses in boom years and use them to soften the blow during downturns.


Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, US Politics, US News

Wed Apr 23, 2014

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Opinion: High-speed rail a wise investment

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Opponents of California's High-Speed Rail project love to call it the "Train to Nowhere."


Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Opinion

CaHSR Blog

High Speed Rail and the Great Dithering

It's Earth Day 2014, but few in the climate activism movement feel much like celebrating.


Related Topix: Activism, Agriculture, Science, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Halfway To Concord

California Cap and Trade Tax about politics not emissions

California seems to be the place where bad ideas go to live-and reproduce. Behold Senate president Darrell Steinberg's brainstorm to spend California cap and trade revenues on income redistribution and the state's bullet train, among other boondoggles.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors

CBS Local

CTA's Skokie Swift Turns 50 Years Old

The CTA's Skokie Swift is turning 50 years old, and there's a party Saturday to mark the anniversary.


Related Topix: Skokie, IL

Tue Apr 22, 2014


Atherton challenges Caltrain electrification report

Less than a mile of train tracks runs through Atherton, but that hasn't stopped the small town from making an outsized effort to fight changes in rail service.


Related Topix: Atherton, CA

The Miami Herald

Gansler: Md. should study high-speed rail options

State Attorney General Doug Gansler wants Maryland's government to take the initiative on building high-speed rail from Baltimore to Washington.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, California

Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto raises fresh concerns about Caltrain electrification

After years of talking about the benefits of a "modernized" Caltrain system, Palo Alto officials on Monday shifted their attention to the thorny impacts of the project, which include downed trees, traffic impacts on Alma Street intersections and a new power station that officials say would bring a new eyesore to the Greenmeadow neighborhood.


Related Topix: Palo Alto, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Kashkari proposes to shake up California school system

Neel Kashkari, a Republican candidate for governor, will release an education plan Tuesday that would send more money to individual public schools instead of districts, give campuses flexibility like their charter counterparts and provide free college tuition to some students in exchange for a piece of their future earnings.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rand Paul

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Ben Tripousis: High-speed rail a wise investment

The California High-Speed Rail Authority proposes a high-speed train system for intercity travel in California between major metro areas.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Santa Cruz, CA, Opinion


The Future of High-Speed Rail in the U.S. And Beyond

Wayne State University, in partnership with the University of Michigan and Drexel University, has launched a two-and-a-half-year study of the imagination - or l'imaginaire - of high-speed rail in America.


Related Topix: Wayne State University, Michigan, us Travel, Travel, Drexel University, France, World News,

San Mateo Daily Journal

Eucalyptus likely spared in electrified rail plan: Burlingame...

As the deadline to submit comments on the Caltrain electrification Draft Environmental Impact Report approaches, Burlingame city officials are relieved to hear its prized eucalyptus grove is mostly out of harm's way but still has a range of concerns including traffic and noise impacts and wants explicit assurance high-speed rail measures aren't ... (more)


Related Topix: Burlingame, CA, San Francisco, CA


California High Speed Rail Authority Denied Request to Overturn Lawsuit

Seems like it's nothing but bad news for the rail authority since a judge ruled in November that the project was not in compliance with the proposition that the voters approved in 2008.


Related Topix: Madera County, CA, California, Sacramento County, CA, Hanford, CA

Malaysian National News Agency

ERL Keen To Bid For KL-Singapore HSR Project

Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd , the operator of KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit train services, is keen to bid for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail project, saying it is a good candidate with the capabilities and technical know-how.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel, World News, Malaysia,

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Daily Kos

Sunday Train: What's in SUPERTRAINS for Small Town and Rural America?

That diary focused on laying out the three "tiers" of HSR in the announced plan.


Related Topix: Wayne (San Jose, CA)

The Fresno Bee

Curt Johansen: Downtown Fresno is ripe for boom

Old-timers remember when downtown Fresno was once a thriving commercial hub, and the tall buildings that still define the cityscape made economic sense to build.


Related Topix: Fresno, CA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

CaHSR Blog

Final EIR For Fresno-Bakersfield Now Available

The California High Speed Rail Authority today released the final EIR for the Fresno-Bakersfield segment of the high speed rail project.


Related Topix: Bakersfield, CA, Corcoran, CA, Visalia, CA