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: 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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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: Amtrak added a train to Sacramento for commuters in Modesto area. What went wrong?

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee; April 5, 2019 Low ridership is forcing Amtrak to suspend a train that gets…

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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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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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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: Expanded train service coming to Modesto, Merced; what it means for commuters

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee; April 27, 2018 The state Thursday put another $500.5 million into expanding passenger rail…

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