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2 hrs ago | CaHSR Blog

Turkey Looks to Expand HSR Network

As California HSR finally moves toward construction, Turkey is moving ahead with plans to expand its own existing HSR network, including the all-important Ankara to Istanbul line set to open on Thursday: The Ankara-Istanbul highspeed rail line, the next stage of the high-speed train project, part of the government's plan for a major overhaul of the ... (more)


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Travel, Turkey Travel, Middle East Travel

6 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Industry Win - New Oil-by-Rail Regulations Allow "unacceptable public risk"

On February 26th of this year, a much delayed congressional hearing on oil-by-rail safety finally occurred.


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

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Santiago rail crash families want answers

A year after a high-speed train derailed on the outskirts of the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, survivors and relatives of some of the 80 people who died accuse current and previous Spanish governments of having failed to prevent the accident.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Europe, Spain, World News

The Fresno Bee

Madera rail-piling tests end with a blast

Workers ease into place a large piston-and-cylinder structure next to a buried concrete piling near Madera as part of an engineering test for California's high-speed rail project.


Related Topix: Madera, CA, Madera County, CA, Train Disaster, Explosion

St. Petersburg Times

Editorial: Scott should come clean about rail project

Gov. Rick Scott, who killed a high-speed train system for Tampa Bay, has become a vocal cheerleader for another train: All Aboard Florida, a privately funded rail venture on Florida's east coast.


Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida, Florida Government, Orlando, FL, Tampa, FL, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Property taxes could pay for $25 billion Delta tunnels without public vote

Major water districts in California are quietly considering using property taxes - and possibly raising them without a vote of the public - to help fund Gov. Jerry Brown's $25 billion plan to build two massive tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.


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

The Atlantic

California High Speed Rail: 10 Readers With 10 Views

A solution looking for a problem? A genuine leap forward? The best we can expect from political compromise? Or something truly brave? Take your pick.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Travel, Russia Travel, Europe Travel, San Francisco, Russia Travel

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Time for change on county board

The July 16 Bee holds two revealing articles: First is the scheme to divide California into six states, the other is about the Fresno County Board of Supervisors considering reversing their support of high-speed rail.


Related Topix: Fresno County, CA

CBS Local

California's High-Speed Rail Project Piques Private-Investor Interest

California's new budget allocates a quarter of the fees collected through the state's cap-and-trade program to high-speed rail that should eventually connect the Bay Area to Los Angeles.


CaHSR Blog

As Expected, Private Investors Showing Interest in Ca HSR

A common criticism leveled against the California high speed rail project is that private investors haven't committed anything to the project.


Sun Jul 20, 2014

Daily Kos

FL-Gov: Charlie Crist (D), "Rick Scott (R) Is Allergic To Answering Questions"

Try finding out why he turned down $2.4 billion for the high-speed rail project.


Related Topix: US Governors, Charlie Crist

Sat Jul 19, 2014


California Republicans in Focus: The Controller's Race Gets A...

The long road back for California Republicans came into clearer focus in the past few days as the Democratic candidate in the race for state controller was finally confirmed and the party's little-known nominee for governor took some ill-advised cracks at the only Republican to win two landslide elections as governor of the nation's largest state ... (more)


Related Topix: California, California Government, US News, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Inside Bay Area

California bullet train: Interest from private investors revives shaky funding plan

Last week, demolition began in Fresno to clear the way for the first stretch of track.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, California, California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors

The Fresno Bee

EDITORIAL: De Le n's back on track in the Valley

State Sen. Kevin de Leon prepares to eat some of the "humble pie" he brought and served at a meeting of The Fresno Bee's Editorial Board.


Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Opinion

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Classes prep Valley unemployed for high-speed rail work

Pamela Washington of Fresno measures a length of conduit in an introductory class at IBEW Local 100 training center on Friday, July 18, 2014.


Related Topix: Fresno, CA, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electricians, Wiremen, and Linemen), Madera, CA


California Conspiracies: Get ready for season two of...

Get ready for season two of HBO's hit show True Detective , Southern California.


Related Topix: Real Estate

Roll Call

For 'P3s,' Still Some Confusion About What's Public And What's Private

President Barack Obama tried to focus attention this week on public-private partnerships to build infrastructure.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors

Thu Jul 17, 2014

China High-Speed Rail Juggernaut, while Most of US Stands By and Waves -- But Not Elon Musk

In the future, high-speed rail will connect not only cities, states and countries, but also far-reaching continents.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, World News, China, California

All aboard the 'condom express'? Chinese railways start...

A one-year sponsorship of a bullet train could cost 12 million yuan , according to a report.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Train Disaster


Have a Bright Idea? California May Have $25,000 for You

Foundations and the federal government are using "crowdsourcing" to get the public involved in everything from landing a robotic spacecraft on the moon to getting rid of land mines .


Related Topix: US News