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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.
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.
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.
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.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
California Conspiracies: Get ready for season two of...
Get ready for season two of HBO's hit show True Detective , Southern California.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Editorial: A clunker of a program
The cap-and-trade program and high-speed rail project come to mind. We can add to this list the state's "cash-for-clunkers" program.