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21 hrs ago | The Atlantic

California High-Speed Rail-Some Views from the Valley

People in Los Angeles and San Francisco often say that the initial links in a proposed north-south system would be "trains to nowhere."

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Related Topix: Downtown (San Francisco, CA), Downtown (Los Angeles, CA), California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Downtown (San Diego, CA)

Sun Jul 27, 2014

SFGate

A shaky win for the battered high-speed rail plan

In the seesaw battle to build a state-spanning high-speed rail line, Gov. Jerry Brown and other backers of the $68 billion system won a modest victory.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Pacheco, CA, US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Opinion

Daily Kos

Sunday Train: HSR from Houston to Dallas one step closer to reality

The Texas Department of Transport and Federal Railway Authority announced in June that they were beginning an Environmental Impact Study for the proposed private Texas Central Railways High Speed Rail corridor between Houston and Dallas.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Travel, Asia Travel, Japan Travel

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Fresno County supervisors revisit high-speed rail concerns

High-speed rail will likely be a political piata again Tuesday, as the Fresno County Board of Supervisors takes another swing at deciding how it feels about California's proposed bullet-train program.

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Related Topix: Fresno County, CA, Kings County, CA, Hanford, CA

Mass Transit

CA: Railyard Alternatives and I-280 Boulevard Feasibility Sutdy Among ...

"With the multitude of projects currently underway in San Francisco, it is imperative that we create a coordinated vision for the future of this area; one that links state of the art transit systems with future growth," said San Francisco Planning Director John Rahaim.

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Related Topix: Embarcadero (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, PDAs

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Star Online

Turkey to inaugurate Ankara-Istanbul high speed train line

ANKARA: Turkey on Friday inaugurates the first high-speed train link between its main cities of Ankara and Istanbul, in the latest bid by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to modernise the country's infrastructure.

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Related Topix: Turkey, Middle East, World News, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The Fresno Bee

Valley's small businesses learn to get big contracts

About 25 people got tips Thursday on how small businesses can do business with the state during a seminar in downtown Fresno.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Fresno, CA

CBS Local

Appeals Court Upholds Proposed Bullet Train Route

A state appeals court on Thursday upheld a proposed route for California's high-speed rail line connecting the San Francisco Bay Area to the Central Valley.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, US News, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

The Fresno Bee

Appeals court upholds Pacheco Pass corridor for high-speed rail

State appeals justices on Thursday upheld a lower court's approval of an environmental report that selected the Pacheco Pass between Gilroy and Los Banos as the preferred corridor for running high-speed trains from the Bay Area to the San Joaquin Valley.

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Related Topix: Los Banos, CA, Sacramento, CA, Sacramento County, CA

Rail PAC

We Need More Connections to California High Speed Rail

It is looking more likely with secure funding from Cap and Trade money that the first 300 miles of High Speed Rail will be running between Burbank and Merced in the next 8-10 years.The High Speed Rail Authority is planning to finish 800 miles in California in about 16 years.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Burbank (San Jose, CA), Merced, CA, Burbank, CA

Planetizen

Luck May Be Changing for California High Speed Rail

No, the debilitating lawsuits haven't been resolved, so the HSR Authority still can't tap the $10 billion in voter-approved bonds, but the new state budget based on cap-and-trade revenue for HSR is sparking inquiries from private investors.

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Related Topix: Media, IGN Entertainment, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Jerry Brown, US Governors, California

CaHSR Blog

Turkey Looks to Expand HSR Network

As California HSR finally moves toward construction, Turkey is moving ahead with plans to expand its own existing HSR network, including the all-important Ankara to Istanbul line set to open on Thursday: The Ankara-Istanbul highspeed rail line, the next stage of the high-speed train project, part of the government's plan for a major overhaul of the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Travel, Turkey Travel, Middle East Travel

Daily Kos

Industry Win - New Oil-by-Rail Regulations Allow "unacceptable public risk"

On February 26th of this year, a much delayed congressional hearing on oil-by-rail safety finally occurred.

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Newsday

Santiago rail crash families want answers

A year after a high-speed train derailed on the outskirts of the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, survivors and relatives of some of the 80 people who died accuse current and previous Spanish governments of having failed to prevent the accident.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Europe, Spain, World News

The Fresno Bee

Madera rail-piling tests end with a blast

Workers ease into place a large piston-and-cylinder structure next to a buried concrete piling near Madera as part of an engineering test for California's high-speed rail project.

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Related Topix: Madera, CA, Madera County, CA, Train Disaster, Explosion

St. Petersburg Times

Editorial: Scott should come clean about rail project

Gov. Rick Scott, who killed a high-speed train system for Tampa Bay, has become a vocal cheerleader for another train: All Aboard Florida, a privately funded rail venture on Florida's east coast.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida, Florida Government, Orlando, FL, Tampa, FL, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Property taxes could pay for $25 billion Delta tunnels without public vote

Major water districts in California are quietly considering using property taxes - and possibly raising them without a vote of the public - to help fund Gov. Jerry Brown's $25 billion plan to build two massive tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

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Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Sacramento, CA

The Atlantic

California High Speed Rail: 10 Readers With 10 Views

A solution looking for a problem? A genuine leap forward? The best we can expect from political compromise? Or something truly brave? Take your pick.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Travel, Russia Travel, Europe Travel, San Francisco, Russia Travel

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Time for change on county board

The July 16 Bee holds two revealing articles: First is the scheme to divide California into six states, the other is about the Fresno County Board of Supervisors considering reversing their support of high-speed rail.

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Related Topix: Fresno County, CA

CBS Local

California's High-Speed Rail Project Piques Private-Investor Interest

California's new budget allocates a quarter of the fees collected through the state's cap-and-trade program to high-speed rail that should eventually connect the Bay Area to Los Angeles.

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