California: If bullet train money is available, Metrolink says it could boost ridership, reliability from Burbank to Anaheim

By Alicia Robinson, The Orange County Register; October 9, 2019 If Metrolink becomes the beneficiary of billions of dollars slated…

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Editorial: It was a terrible idea to build a new freeway in Los Angeles County. Now it’s on hold for good

By The Times Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times; October 6, 2019 Could the era of building new freeways in California…

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California Bullet train board votes on proposed Valley to San Jose route, amid backlash

By Tim Sheehan, The Fresno Bee; September 17, 2019 San Jose The California High-Speed Rail Authority board voted unanimously Tuesday…

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California bullet train’s mishandling of land deals adds to mounting costs and delays

By Ralph Vartabedian, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times; September 16, 2019 California’s bullet train project confronts an array of political and…

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California: A not-so-high-speed train in the Central Valley could be a boon for the Bay Area

By Erin Baldassari, Marin Independent Journal; August 1, 2019 Caltrain could see faster, more frequent service sooner rather than later…

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In a blow to the bullet train, California might shift billions to Los Angeles, Bay Area projects

By Ralph Vartabedian, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times; July 30, 2019 Key California lawmakers have devised a plan to shift billions…

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California moving toward awarding $1.65 billion hi-speed rail contract

By David Lester, Managing Editor, RT&S Magazine; July 17, 2019 Although the California hi-speed rail project has had a bumpy…

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California: Merced to Bay Area high-speed rail preferred alternatives released

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; July 8, 2019 The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) released the State’s Preferred Alternatives…

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Where will California’s high-speed rail stop in the San Francisco Bay Area?

By Gary Richards, East Bay Times; July 2, 2019 If the billions needed to build the high-speed rail line from…

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California, Amtrak end joint high-speed train bid

By The Associated Press, The Daily Journal; June 21, 2019 SACRAMENTO — Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority said…

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California: Why shouldn’t we give up on high-speed rail? Because it can transform Valley and state

By The Editorial Board, The Fresno Bee; June 13, 2019 In today’s heated political climate, it is easy to lose…

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Trump administration cancels $929 million contract for California bullet train

By Tony Bizjak, Bryan Anderson, and Tim Sheehan, The Sacramento Bee; May 16, 2019 In a dramatic move, the Trump…

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CBS47 Investigates in California: High-speed Rail, Fresno mayor wants to build tracks of his own

By Erik Rosales, CBS 47, YourCentralValley.com; May 17, 2019 FRESNO, California – Construction continues on California’s High-Speed Rail, despite the…

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On California high-speed rail project, Newsom to scale back consultants but push ahead

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; May 1, 2019 The California bullet train authority, despite spiraling cost increases, schedule delays…

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California’s high-speed rail might start with old-school diesel trains

By Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle; May 1, 2019 The cost of getting high-speed trains up and running in the…

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Costs for California’s high-speed rail project may increase by $1.8 billion

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; April 30, 2019 The cost of building a 119-mile section of the California bullet…

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Update on the California Bullet Train

By Boris Lipkin; Streetsblog San Francisco; April 11, 2019 As Mark Twain might have said had he witnessed the past…

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California sells $600 million in high-speed rail bonds

By Kathleen Ronayne, The Associated Press, KCRA 3 NBC; March 26, 2019 Sacramento, Calif. (AP) — California sold $600 million…

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California: Trump plan to take back rail money ‘disastrous’

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press, Tri-City Herald; March 4, 2019 SACRAMENTO, Calif. Leaders of California’s high-speed rail project told the…

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Governor Newsom’s shorter California bullet train plan likely to run out of money before completion

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; March 3, 2019 The California bullet train project will probably run out of money…

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Even California’s Analysts Are Confused About Bullet Train Fate

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; February 26, 2019 Even California’s studiously deliberate bureaucrats are confused by what Governor Gavin Newsom intends…

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California: Why not try a ‘faster’ speed rail system first? It could work now

Commentary By Jim Gonzalez, CALmatters; February 25, 2019 Claims by President Donald Trump and other naysayers aside, Gov. Gavin Newsom…

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Whither (wither) high-speed rail?

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; February 21, 2019 By now, everybody in the rail management and advocacy…

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White House Wants California to Return $2.5 Billion High-Speed Rail Funding

By Lucas Laursen, Fortune Magazine; February 20, 2019 The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is canceling a $929 million grant…

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Federal Railroad Administration pulls funding plug on California High Speed Rail

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; February 19, 2019 For all intents and purposes, California’s high-speed rail project…

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