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: 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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How Regulation Could Slow Down the Future in California

By Jill Cowan, The New York Times; February 26, 2019 Yesterday, my colleagues Thomas Fuller, Jennifer Medina and Conor Dougherty…

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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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Opinion: How rail could play a role in Southern California infrastructure improvements

By Marc Joffe, Redlands Daily Facts; February 23, 2019 Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to pause the most expensive portions of…

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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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Politico Morning Transportation: The secretary and the senator

By SAM MINTZ, With help from Brianna Gurciullo and Ryan Hutchins, Politico Morning Transportation; February 19, 2019 — Emails obtained…

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No, California Governor Gavin Newsom didn’t kill high-speed rail. But what’s his Plan B?

By Tony Bizjak, Tim Sheehan, and Rory Appleton, The Sacramento Bee; February 18, 2019 It’s been a dream for years…

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Among the headaches Gavin Newsom will inherit as governor: California’s troubled bullet train project

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; December 28, 2018 Gov. Jerry Brown has devoted half a century of political knowledge…

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How could bullet-train station transform downtown Fresno, California? City has an ambitious plan

By Tim Sheehan, The Fresno Bee; November 5, 2018 When – or perhaps “if” – high-speed trains begin running on…

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When Are Truly High-Speed Trains Coming To Amtrak?

By Francis Tapon, Contributor, Forbes; September 30, 2018 This month, Germany inaugurated the world’s first hydrogen-fuel-cell powered train. France’s TGV…

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California bullet train project on track to blow through billions of more dollars

By Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News; August 31, 2018 California’s biggest boondoggle just broke the bank. Not only is the massive…

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Union Pacific slowing California high speed rail: Report

By Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor, Railway Age Magazine; August 6, 2018 A dispute between Union Pacific and contractors threatens to…

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California Opinion Forum: The key to delivering high-speed rail? Do it one building block at a time

By Brian P. Kelly, Special, The Sacramento Bee; March 30, 2018 Along 119-miles in the Central Valley, more than 1,700…

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Trump gets invite to see California high-speed rail projects

By JULIE WATSON and KATHLEEN RONAYNE, The Associated Press, Tri-City Herald; March 12, 2018 SAN DIEGO – California Gov. Jerry…

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Cost for California bullet train system rises to $77.3 billion

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; March 9, 2018 The price of the California bullet train project jumped sharply Friday…

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Editorial: Stop the California bullet train in its tracks

By Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards, The Mercury News; January 25, 2018 The latest $2.8 billion cost…

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Massive cost overruns threaten to derail the California bullet train. Here’s what has to change

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; January 23, 2018 Only two years ago, the California rail authority unveiled an ambitious…

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California bullet train staff recommend German operator Deutsche Bahn AG

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, The Associated Press, Tri-City Herald; October 6, 2017 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The agency overseeing California’s bullet train…

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