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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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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Who needs high-speed rail? California already has a slow train to ‘nowhere’

By Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle; June 29, 2019 It has been one of those great California dreams — a…

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High-speed rail in the U.S. has new promise, and new pitfalls

By Patrick Sisson, Curbed; May 3, 2019 During a press conference last month to announce that his multifaceted Virgin brand…

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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: 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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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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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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Some tough choices — and pushback — along the proposed California bullet train route

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; October 29, 2017 Urban neighborhoods, protected wetlands, olive orchards, a federal reservoir and a…

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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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Catch an Amtrak toward L.A. from midtown Sacramento? Train officials propose new service.

By Tony Bizjak, The Sacramento Bee; October 4, 2017 It’s been nearly a half century since the last passenger trains…

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