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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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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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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Bullet train went from peak California innovation to the project from hell

By Laura J. Nelson and Joe Mozingo, Los Angeles Times; February 14, 2019 It was billed as the most ambitious…

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Did dream of high-speed trains die in US? No, it could still be a reality in California – and elsewhere

By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY; February 13, 2019 LOS ANGELES – California could still bring the nation’s first high-speed rail train to reality, proponents…

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American Public Transportation Association Transit News – California High-Speed Rail Project is Critical to Creating Economic Opportunities

A press release from APTA/American Public Transportation Association; February 13, 2019: Washington, DC  Statement by APTA President and CEO Paul…

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California Governor Newsom isn’t backing away from high-speed rail, after all

By Garth Stapley, The Modesto Fee; February 13, 2019 Some supporters of high-speed rail were encouraged by remarks in the…

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New rail plan a big setback for future terminal under San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center

By Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle; February 12, 2019 Officials in San Francisco had planted their dreams in the empty…

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Opinion: California just drastically cut its plan for high speed rail — and it’s the latest example of the US failing to do what the rest of the world has already figured out

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; February 13, 2019 In his State of state address on Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom…

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Opinion: It’s Not The End Of High Speed Rail In California – It’s A Change In Direction

By Juan Sebastián Pinto, Contributor, Forbes Magazine; February 13, 2019 California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) began his State of the…

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‘Shocking’ cut to California’s troubled high-speed rail project solves some problems and creates others

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; February 12, 2019 Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement that he intends to scale back California’s…

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Opinion: Why the California Bullet Train Project Failed: 7 ‘Worst Practices’

By Jeff Davis, Senior Fellow and Editor, Eno Transportation Weekly; February 13, 2019 California Governor Gavin Newsom (D)’s announcement yesterday…

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California to pull plug on billion-dollar bullet train, cites ballooning costs

By Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News; February 12, 2019 California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday he is pulling the plug on…

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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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