13 hrs ago
The Fresno Bee
EDITORIAL: Thumbs up, thumbs down
Thumbs down to Fresno City Council Members Lee Brand, Paul Caprioglio and Clint Olivier for opposing the acceptance of $1 million in grant money for a master plan to maximize the value of a high-speed rail station in downtown.
19 hrs ago
City Council again rejects train station master plan money
Aug. 22 -- The Fresno City Council has decided the best way to plan for high-speed rail is to assume the train will never get here.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
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.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
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.
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.
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."
California's Economic Collision Course: Immigration and Water
Look for my upcoming book: The Divided Era and pls follow me on Twitter @tomdelbeccaro.
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.
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.
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)
Mon Aug 18, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
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.
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.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
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."
Thu Aug 14, 2014
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.