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3 hrs ago | CaHSR Blog

High Speed Rail and the Great Dithering

It's Earth Day 2014, but few in the climate activism movement feel much like celebrating.

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Related Topix: Activism, Agriculture, Science, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

9 hrs ago | Halfway To Concord

California Cap and Trade Tax about politics not emissions

California seems to be the place where bad ideas go to live-and reproduce. Behold Senate president Darrell Steinberg's brainstorm to spend California cap and trade revenues on income redistribution and the state's bullet train, among other boondoggles.

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

13 hrs ago | CBS Local

CTA's Skokie Swift Turns 50 Years Old

The CTA's Skokie Swift is turning 50 years old, and there's a party Saturday to mark the anniversary.

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Related Topix: Skokie, IL

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Almanac

Atherton challenges Caltrain electrification report

Less than a mile of train tracks runs through Atherton, but that hasn't stopped the small town from making an outsized effort to fight changes in rail service.

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Related Topix: Atherton, CA

The Miami Herald

Gansler: Md. should study high-speed rail options

State Attorney General Doug Gansler wants Maryland's government to take the initiative on building high-speed rail from Baltimore to Washington.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, California

Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto raises fresh concerns about Caltrain electrification

After years of talking about the benefits of a "modernized" Caltrain system, Palo Alto officials on Monday shifted their attention to the thorny impacts of the project, which include downed trees, traffic impacts on Alma Street intersections and a new power station that officials say would bring a new eyesore to the Greenmeadow neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Palo Alto, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Kashkari proposes to shake up California school system

Neel Kashkari, a Republican candidate for governor, will release an education plan Tuesday that would send more money to individual public schools instead of districts, give campuses flexibility like their charter counterparts and provide free college tuition to some students in exchange for a piece of their future earnings.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rand Paul

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Ben Tripousis: High-speed rail a wise investment

The California High-Speed Rail Authority proposes a high-speed train system for intercity travel in California between major metro areas.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Santa Cruz, CA, Opinion

Newswise

The Future of High-Speed Rail in the U.S. And Beyond

Wayne State University, in partnership with the University of Michigan and Drexel University, has launched a two-and-a-half-year study of the imagination - or l'imaginaire - of high-speed rail in America.

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Related Topix: Wayne State University, Michigan, us Travel, Travel, Drexel University, France, World News,

San Mateo Daily Journal

Eucalyptus likely spared in electrified rail plan: Burlingame...

As the deadline to submit comments on the Caltrain electrification Draft Environmental Impact Report approaches, Burlingame city officials are relieved to hear its prized eucalyptus grove is mostly out of harm's way but still has a range of concerns including traffic and noise impacts and wants explicit assurance high-speed rail measures aren't ... (more)

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Related Topix: Burlingame, CA, San Francisco, CA

Planetizen

California High Speed Rail Authority Denied Request to Overturn Lawsuit

Seems like it's nothing but bad news for the rail authority since a judge ruled in November that the project was not in compliance with the proposition that the voters approved in 2008.

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Related Topix: Madera County, CA, California, Sacramento County, CA, Hanford, CA

Malaysian National News Agency

ERL Keen To Bid For KL-Singapore HSR Project

Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd , the operator of KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit train services, is keen to bid for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail project, saying it is a good candidate with the capabilities and technical know-how.

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Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel, World News, Malaysia,

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Daily Kos

Sunday Train: What's in SUPERTRAINS for Small Town and Rural America?

That diary focused on laying out the three "tiers" of HSR in the announced plan.

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Related Topix: Wayne (San Jose, CA)

The Fresno Bee

Curt Johansen: Downtown Fresno is ripe for boom

Old-timers remember when downtown Fresno was once a thriving commercial hub, and the tall buildings that still define the cityscape made economic sense to build.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

CaHSR Blog

Final EIR For Fresno-Bakersfield Now Available

The California High Speed Rail Authority today released the final EIR for the Fresno-Bakersfield segment of the high speed rail project.

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Related Topix: Bakersfield, CA, Corcoran, CA, Visalia, CA

FindLaw

California Debates Carbon Taxes and Chromium Limits

As the effects of global warming are felt every day as we weather this drought, California legislators continue to debate how to deal with the impending effects of climate change.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Fri Apr 18, 2014

FindLaw

California Debates Carbon Taxes and Chromium Limits

As the effects of global warming are felt every day as we weather this drought, California legislators continue to debate how to deal with the impending effects of climate change.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Appeals court denies high-speed rail petition

A state appeals court has denied a petition by the California High-Speed Rail Authority seeking to head off a trial over whether its bullet-train plans comply with state law.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Kings County, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Examiner.com

Court refuses appeal of HSR project: Part 2 Prop 1A suit will proceed

Flashman wins 2nd Extraordinary Writ case: Court refuses Rail Authority request to stop Part 2 of the Tos case from proceeding Flashman wins 2nd Extraordinary Writ case: Court refuses Rail Authority request to stop Part 2 of the Tos case from proceeding The High-Speed Rail Authority failed to persuade Sacramento 3rd District Court of Appeal to stop ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Kings County, CA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

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.

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