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21 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

AM Alert: Californians split on Congress, own representatives

Like the rest of the country, California voters hold a deeply negative view of the job performance of the U.S. Congress: Just 13 percent approve of the work of the nation's lawmakers in a new Field Poll , compared to 79 percent who disapprove.


Yesterday | The Modesto Bee

5 California Things to Know for Tuesday

Both drivers in the deadly crash of a FedEx truck and bus full of students en route to Humboldt State had clean driving records.


Related Topix: UC Davis, Modesto, CA

Yesterday | Lincoln Daily News

California Lawmaker Scraps Plan To Replace Carbon Market With Tax On Fuels

A top Democratic lawmaker in California on Monday backed off an unpopular plan to tax gasoline and diesel fuels and instead proposed a less controversial plan to spend up to $5 billion a year from the state's fledgling carbon program on affordable housing and mass transit.


Related Topix: California Government, California, US Governors, Jerry Brown

Mon Apr 14, 2014


FILE -This undated file photo provided by the California High Speed...

This undated file photo provided by the California High Speed Rail Authority shows an artist's rendering of a high-speed train traveling along the California coast.


Related Topix: Kings County, CA, Hanford, CA, Financial Markets

The Miami Herald

Top Democratic lawmaker backs off 'carbon tax'

The state Senate leader is backing off a proposal for a so-called carbon tax and instead wants to dedicate billions generated by California's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail.


Related Topix: California, California Government, US Governors, Jerry Brown

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Capitol Alert: Steinberg plan would dedicate California cap-and-trade dollars to housing, transit

In an effort to more closely manage how California spends revenue from its fledgling cap-and-trade program, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg , D-Sacramento, on Monday unveiled a plan to dedicate ongoing money to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail.


Related Topix: California, Sacramento, CA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

CA High-Speed Rail Lowers Revenue Projections

In a new business plan submitted to state legislators last week, the California High-Speed Rail Authority offered lower revenue projections than it had two years before, predicting that revenue will be "5 percent lower than originally projected by 2025 and 10 percent lower by 2040," according to a report by Sacramento's


Related Topix: IGN Entertainment, San Francisco, CA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Elk Grove looks to build train station

Elk Grove wants to build a train station to serve commuters in the fast-growing city, with hopes of turning dirt on the project in summer 2015.


Related Topix: Elk Grove, CA, San Joaquin, CA, Sacramento, CA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

High-speed rail allowed to seize parcels if needed

The State Public Works Board approved the request from the California High-Speed Rail Authority on Friday.


Thu Apr 10, 2014

High-speed rail board adopts new business plan

The 2014 plan is an update required every two years for the proposed 520-mile system linking Northern and Southern California.


Related Topix: Anaheim, CA

Reason Foundation

Robbing Cap and Trade to Pay for High-Speed Rail in California

Gov. Jerry Brown's latest budget magic trick seeks to find a way to pay for the proposed California high-speed rail system.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Updated Report Shows CAHSR's GHG Reductions Less Costly Than Thought

UCLA's Lewis Center revised some of the estimates in its recent report comparing the costs of reducing greenhouse gas emissions using California high-speed rail to those of bike, pedestrian, and local transit projects.


Wed Apr 09, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Editorial: High-speed rail may start, but will it end?

Call it the Train to Nowhere. Call it Gov. Jerry Brown's ultimate folly. But next month, you might call the California high-speed rail project "under construction."


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Francisco, CA, Madera, CA, Opinion

The Fresno Bee

Thoughts on a tour of underground Chinatown

It all began on the afternoon of Thursday, April 3. I walked from The Bee newsroom to Chinatown.


Related Topix: Fresno, CA

California's Bullet Train: 'The Little Engine That Could' Might Be Broke

California's high-speed rail project may run out of money in 2015 due to a lack of state funding.


Related Topix: California Government, California

Visalia Times-Delta

Local companies build high-speed rail ties at Visalia event

In a room crowded with representatives from construction-related businesses from across California and even overseas, Fung Lee's 18-employee construction business seems pretty small.


Related Topix: Visalia, CA, California, San Francisco, CA

Merced Sun-Star

State seeks 'Buy America' exemption for prototype bullet trains

Under federal "Buy America" laws, the California High-Speed Rail Authority and Amtrak will be required to buy new high-speed trains that are built in the United States.


Related Topix: Kings County, CA, Hanford, CA

Mass Transit

CA: Coalition Hosts Webinar and Launches Website to Provide Resources ...

On April 7, representatives of the world's largest railcar manufacturing companies learned about best-practices in American workforce development, diversity, and outreach to disadvantaged workers via an informational webinar hosted by the Jobs to Move America coalition.


Related Topix: CA, Move

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Red Bluff Daily News

Editorial: Lawmakers get raises while most Californians still struggle

Never let it be said that the Legislature does nothing to raise Californians' incomes as we struggle to recover from the Great Recession.


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

Kern River Parkway analysis omitted from high-speed rail environmental report, city says

The proposed route for California's bullet train would take it through the McMurtrey Aquatic Center parking lot, the south end of Mill Creek Linear Park, and across the Kern River Parkway, and city officials want a do-over.