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22 hrs ago | Off the Kuff

Financing the high speed rail line

A long story in the Trib about Texas Central High-Speed Railway and its ambitious Dallas to Houston rail line.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, us Travel, Travel

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Green Caltrain

Caltrain considers level boarding, car design

Caltrain is about to make decisions about the design of electric rail cars that will affect the service for many decades to come.

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Planetizen

Arriving in Texas: the Shinkansen Bullet Train

The Houston to Dallas high speed rail train will be built with the cooperation of Japan's Central Railway, a longtime successful and profitable operator of Shinkansen bullet train lines.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Put the brakes on rail

Should it surprise anyone that a politician would say, "We know there are challenges with high-speed rail, but we know it's something that needs to happen."

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Forbes.com

California's Economic Collision Course: Immigration and Water

Look for my upcoming book: The Divided Era and pls follow me on Twitter @tomdelbeccaro.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, US Politics, US News, Newt Gingrich, Activism, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Infrastructure USA

The High-Speed Rail Debate Revisited

Two recent columns in the New York Times have revived the semi-dormant debate about the future of high-speed rail in America.

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Related Topix: Publishing, Media, New Times, US News, Florida, OH

WNYC-AM New York

TN Moving Stories: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Texas is taking the lead on high-speed rail in America, planning a Dallas to Houston route running at 205 miles an hour.

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Daily Mail

Less than 3 hours between Sydney and Melbourne, now that's a Very...

'Neither of their deaths shall be in vain': Trayvon Martin's mother writes letter of support to parents of slain Michael Brown Less than 3 hours between Sydney and Melbourne, now that's a Very Fast Train! A research team has also found high speed rail could be here faster than you think and for billions of dollars less than our politicians would ... (more)

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Related Topix: Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel, Australia, Oceania, World News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Daily Kos

Mexico initiates major high-speed rail project

On August 16, Mexican Secretary of Communications and Transport Gerardo Ruiz Esparza and Governor Jose Calzada Rovirosa of the State of Queretaro announced the tender for a high-speed passenger rail line between Mexico City and Queretaro, a city of one million people 218 km.

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Related Topix: North America Travel, Travel, Mexico Travel, Mexico, World News,

Uptown San Diego Examiner

Daily Business Report - Aug. 18, 2014

Preparatory work has begun on California's high-speed rail network after years of legal fights and delays.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Sorrento Valley (San Diego, CA), La Jolla (San Diego, CA), University of San Diego

San Jose Mercury News

High-speed rail: California plan will fulfill ballot promise to voters

Recently, the 3rd District Court of Appeals reversed two lower court decisions that had hamstrung the state's ability to access bond funds for construction of California's high-speed rail system.

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Related Topix: California, US News, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Opinion, Science / Technology

JD Supra

Full Steam Ahead for Eminent Domain Actions after High Speed Rail...

The State Public Works Board adopted four Resolutions of Necessity approving the High-Speed Rail Authority's use of eminent domain for public necessity to acquire four parcels in Fresno and Madera County for the Initial Operating Segment of the High-Speed Rail Project .

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Related Topix: Madera County, CA

Examiner.com

Tos, PLF, Howard Jarvis asks Appeals court to rehear the HSR case

The High-Speed Authority's case reversing Superior Court Michael Kenny decision requiring them to rescind their old funding plan and forbidding the appropriation of the bonds for the project was settled July 31st, 2014 at the Appellate Court level or so the Rail Authority thought.

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Related Topix: August, CA

Texas Tribune

The Bullet Train That Could Change Everything

The Japanese Shinkansen is a high-speed trail used by JR Central in Japan. A private company is planning to build a rail line between Dallas and Houston using the same trains.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, Texas

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Planetizen

Responding to Distorted Criticisms of the President's High Speed Rail Program

High-speed rail is not an $11-billion failure, as a recent New York Times article asserts, writes Time's Michael Grunwald.

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Related Topix: California, Rick Scott, US Governors, US News

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Sunshine State News

Bill Posey, Patrick Murphy Team Up Against All Aboard Florida

All Aboard Florida is drawing the concern of two Florida congressmen who joined together, despite partisan differences, in asking the federal government to conduct a study to see if its plan to connect Orlando to Miami by high-speed rail is viable.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Bill Posey, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, Florida Government

Fri Aug 15, 2014

CaHSR Blog

Jeff Denham Trots Out the Circular Logic Again

It's really unfortunate that more members of the media don't call out people like Jeff Denham when they make misleading statements like this: Rep. Jeff Denham said that if California can't find $55 billion its high-speed rail project is a "pipe dream."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Jeff Denham, Republican, US House of Representatives, California, California Government

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Mass Transit

CA: Firm Hired to Manage Construction of Next HSR Section

Aug. 14--ARCADIS U.S., the American division of a Netherlands-based construction firm, has been hired to oversee construction of a 65-mile stretch of high-speed rail line south of Fresno.

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The Fresno Bee

Legal wrangling means no rush to sell high-speed rail bonds

While a state appellate court has declared that California has the authority to issue billions of dollars in bonds for high-speed rail development in the San Joaquin Valley, state finance officials aren't rushing to sell the bonds to investors just yet.

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Related Topix: California, Sacramento, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Grist Magazine

When it comes to roads and rail, we force government to lie to us

I'm taking a one-post hiatus from the food beat to write about high-speed rail. I love geeking out over transportation.

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Related Topix: California Government, California

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