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  1. CA: Highly Contested Decision on HSR Contract on Merced City Council AgendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | Mass Transit

    Oct. 18--A highly contested decision on the firm to begin planning for a high-speed rail station in town still has one hurdle to clear during the Merced City Council meeting Monday. Along with that decision, the council will look at a new home for the Merced Police Department and a new contract with Merced firefighters at the 7 p.m. meeting at City Hall, 678 W. 18th St. The new police station will be discussed before that in a study session at 5:30 p.m. The council already picked Hatch Mott MacDonald earlier this month to begin planning for a high-speed rail station in Merced, but the decision was controversial because the company was not the one recommended by a committee put together for that task.


  2. CA: The Bus Opens Songwriting Contest to Merced musiciansRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | Mass Transit

    The Bus, Merced's regional transit system, is looking for a tune, and is asking for the help of local songwriters and musicians. The Bus officials announced the start of a songwriting contest earlier this week, in which musicians will have the opportunity to win $500 plus a professional recording session by submitting their original song inspired by The Bus.


  3. CA: Questions Over Firm's Experience Leads Merced Council to Plan Own Interviews of HSR ConsultantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2015 | Mass Transit

    Sept. 09--The Merced City Council has decided to conduct its own interviews of applicants to plan for the city's high-speed rail station after supporters of the project questioned the choice recommended by a local committee. The council voted 6-1 on Tuesday to have all four applicants appear before the council in October.


  4. CA: Hearing on Rail Improvement, Expansion Packs Room in Downtown ModestoRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2015 | Mass Transit

    Residents and community leaders from as far as Santa Clara, Castro Valley, Fresno, Sacramento and even Mount Shasta filled the basement chambers of Tenth Street Place in downtown Modesto on Friday morning for a hearing on improving and expanding passenger rail service. The informational hearing hosted by Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, focused on the Altamont Corridor Express, which runs from Stockton to the East Bay and Silicon Valley, and Amtrak's San Joaquin line, which skirts Modesto on its way from Bakersfield to Sacramento and the East Bay.


  5. CA: Focus groups, Polls to Reveal Mood Toward Countywide Transportation TaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2015 | Mass Transit

    Aug. 16--The march toward a 2016 vote for a Stanislaus County-wide transportation tax will continue Wednesday as leaders review wisdom gleaned from focus groups looking at potential road and transit projects. Next comes a survey of likely voters, to be conducted by newly hired Godbe Research, a consulting firm specializing in public opinion and marketing.


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