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1 hr ago | The Fresno Bee
More than 70 parcels of Fresno County farmland now under Williamson Act agricultural preservation contracts will be addressed Tuesday by the California High-Speed Rail Authority. The rail board, meeting in Palmdale, is expected to certify that the pieces of property -- which are along the approved right of way within the county of the state's proposed bullet-train line -- are necessary for the railroad route and were not selected just because of lower property values.
8 hrs ago | CaHSR Blog
Some good news for the future downtown extension that will bring Caltrain and high speed rail to the Transbay Terminal: San Francisco city officials cut a deal Tuesday with downtown property owners who had threatened to sue over a proposed tax district that city officials are counting on to help pay for the $2.6 billion extension of Caltrain into the new Transbay Transit Center at First and Mission streets. Under the agreement, the city will still collect up to $1.4 billion in taxes from property owners around the new transit center for the Caltrain, and possibly high-speed rail, connection.
In the first part of the series, we discussed why the Tos/Fukuda/Kings County attorneys filed a request to the State Supreme Court to review a 3rd District Appellate Court decision which breathed some life into the high-speed rail program by delaying the enforcement of the Prop 1A requirements. That decision overturned two lower court decisions, one requiring the Rail Authority to rescind it's funding plan and the other was about the court's refusal to validate the appropriation of $8.6 billion of bonds.
This is the Jensen Pilegard feed building at the corner of G Street. and Fresno Street.
In this photo taken Monday, July 15, 2013, a freight train passes the Amtrak station in Fresno, Calif. Construction of the nation's first high-speed rail system is slated to begin in this city of 500,000 people, promising to create construction jobs and link the Central Valley to the rest of California.
Amtrak bill would limit high-speed rail to Northeast Bill would also prevent the profitable Northeast Corridor from subsidizing upstate routes Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1tInW80 A House committee is set to vote on a bill that would prevent the profitable rail service between Boston and Washington from subsidizing unprofitable Amtrak routes. WASHINGTON -- Amtrak's profitable Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington would no longer subsidize other money-losing routes, including service in upstate New York, under legislation a House committee is scheduled to vote on Wednesday.
Ernesto Cortes, left, and another welder work on a light rail vehicle at Siemens Rail Systems in Sacramento. Two decades ago, Siemens of West Germany chose Sacramento as its base of operations in America - home for what it expected would be a burgeoning industry in light rail car manufacturing.
Texas high-speed rail will be completely privately financed. Why can't California's system do the same? "If somebody were coming in looking just to make a profit by running trains, probably not how they would have done it.
Developers agreed to pay the full property assessment rates to help fund transportation projects in the Transbay Transit Center District , under an agreement announced by the Board of Supervisors yesterday. Supervisors and Mayor Ed Lee stood their ground against the developers, who hired former mayor Willie Brown as a lobbyist to try to lower the rates on the special infrastructure tax district, known as a Mello-Roos District.
Recent headlines have given true believers in California's embattled $68 billion bullet-train project a feeling of redemption.
An investor group hoping to build a high-speed train capable of cutting the travel time between Baltimore and Washington to 15 minutes says it has lined up more than $5 billion in financial backing in a filing to state regulators.
A former federal inspector has urged regulators to shut down California's last remaining nuclear power plant until it can be determined whether the facility can stand up to an earthquake off the Central Coast.
The president and chair of the California League of Conservation Voters, Rick Zbur, leads one of the state's most important and effective environmental organizations.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:32 pm
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