California High-Speed Rail Newswire

California High-Speed Rail Newswire

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  1. Denham Request Granted on California High-Speed Rail AuditRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mass Transit

    The Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Transportation agreed to an audit on the California High-Speed Rail Project after chronic mismanagement by the state. Continued cost overruns and a perpetually growing timeline spurred U.S. Representative Jeff Denham to request an audit in a letter to the Department of Transportation Inspector General Calvin Scovel in December 2017 "The continued mismanagement and skyrocketing costs are unacceptable.

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  2. Tunnel still on the table, viaduct added to grade separation options for Palo AltoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Green Caltrain

    On April 18, the Palo Alto City Council Rail Committee added several more options to the list for the City Council to winnow in May - including keeping alive consideration of a ~$3 billion tunnel , and adding back a viaduct option that had been off the table since the vociferous debates about high speed rail in 2010. Palo Alto is seeking to winnow down to 4-8 options for further consideration by June, and for council to decide on preferred alternatives by the end of the year.

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  3. Ben Tripousis, public transit advocate, joins HNTB as associate vice presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PRWeb

    ... Subway and Presidio Parkway projects in San Francisco, design and environmental clearance of two California High-Speed Rail segments, the East Bay Greenway multi-use path in Alameda County, and a Runway Incursion Mitigation study at San Jose ...

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  4. Move L.A. and Partners Float Vision2020 Electrification Sales Tax ProposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | StreetsBlog.org

    Vision 2020 includes a 4-county sales tax measure designed to dramatically improve air quality. Image via Move L.A. Move L.A., the non-profit credited with planting the seeds for Metro transportation tax ballot Measures R and M, has its sights on an ambitious new proposal.

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  5. High-speed rail provides jobs by thousands in Fresno CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Fresno Bee

    ... on plans to create vibrant, livable districts around high-speed rail stations," says the 2018 California High-Speed Rail Authority Business Plan Draft. Currently, the rail authority supports 30 percent of jobs in Fresno County. That's 3,100 ...

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  6. The Progressive Socialist State of California Pt 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Intellectual Conservative Politics and Philosophy

    A supermajority of Progressive socialist Democrats in the legislature of California has led the citizens of the State to higher state taxes, high fuel taxes, higher cost of living faulty schools prohibitive health care for many and have succeeded in becoming one of the most unlivable states within our country. Coupled with policies such as a high-speed rail line to nowhere which is already tripled in the budget with no end date, and a sanctuary state status that a plurality of Californians does not want has plummeted the state to third world status.

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  7. Ghana - making a lot progress' with landmark high speed rails project - " Dr Thomas MensahRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | GhanaWeb

    The Ghanaian inventor who has been pushing for the transformational speed rail system in Ghana says the government has bought into his idea, specifying progressive steps that have been taken to make the project a reality. Dr Thomas Mensah has revealed 45 contractors that presented tenders to take up the project have been pruned to ten and a May 9, 2018 deadline set for the shortlisted contractors to present final quotes.

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  8. Retrofit Proposed for Sinking Millennium TowerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

    The saga of the sinking Millennium Tower continues, but a fix may be in sight: drilling holes down to bedrock in order to stabilize one side of the tower while letting the other side sink down, allowing the building to level itself out. According to the San Francisco Chronicle , the 58-story tower sits on a 10-foot-thick mat foundation, held in position by 950 reinforced concrete piles sunk 60 to 90 feet into clay and mud, which do not reach the bedrock.

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  9. California's Power Problem, Paid for by the Rest of UsRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 18 | EagleSpeak

    So, there's some sort of "movement" afoot by some gaggle of Californians to secede from the rest of us not living in paradise. While this movement is largely political, it does raise some interesting questions about how the departed will deal some pressing issues, one of which is where it will get its power to run its cool high speed rail, not to mention businesses and homes and industries.

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  10. McCarthy: CAHSR is "taxpayers' worst nightmare"Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 18 | TurnTo23.com

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Tweeted on Wednesday that the California High-Speed Rail was a "disgrace" and links a Los Angeles Times article. The article reports that the price for the 29-mile railway has gone from a $69 million estimate to $396 million.

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  11. California high-speed rail underestimated cost of relocating utility lines beneath FresnoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 18 | Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

    LOS ANGELES - Buried beneath Fresno were some costly surprises for the California bullet train authority, which disclosed Tuesday that the price of utility relocations along a 29-mile section of railway has surged from a 2013 estimate of $69 million to $396 million.

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  12. Passenger Rail Investment Priorities - RailPAC ViewRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 18 | Rail PAC

    I was recently asked by a member about our policy towards investments, particularly regarding High Speed Rail versus conventional incremental improvements. Below is my attempt at a brief answer.

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  13. Tonight: Atherton council to look at water capture projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 18 | Almanac

    ... website . Also on the agenda for the meeting is the approval of a letter from the town about the California High-Speed Rail Authority's draft 2018 business plan. The draft plan includes a proposal to have in place by 2027 the infrastructure needed ...

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  14. High-speed rail project vastly underestimated cost of relocating utility lines beneath FresnoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 18 | Los Angeles Times

    ... jumped from a 2013 estimate of $69 million to $396 million, the state rail authority says. (California High-Speed Rail Authority) Buried beneath Fresno were some costly surprises for the California bullet train authority, which disclosed Tuesday ...

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  15. Hyperloop running circles around California's "high speed" rail boondoggleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 18 | Rational Review

    "Just five years ago, Elon Musk proposed his breakthrough 'hyperloop' transportation idea, and there is already talk of building it in major urban areas. Over those same five years, California's government-funded high-speed rail project has seen nothing but cost overruns and delays.

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  16. High-Speed Rail Authority Meets In L.A., Hears From Critics and SupportersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | StreetsBlog.org

    Calfironai High-Speed Rail construction underway on the San Joaquin River Viaduct in North Fresno, March 2018. Photo by CAHSRA At its monthly meeting held in downtown Los Angeles this morning, The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board approved a transfer of $40 million to utility relocation work in the Central Valley.

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  17. Elon Musk invested $100 million of his own money in The Boring Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | Business Journal

    Elon Musk , the Tesla and SpaceX chief who spontaneously founded The Boring Co. while grousing about traffic on Twitter , has invested more than $100 million of his own money in the underground transportation company.

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  18. Palo Alto hires new rail consultantRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | Palo Alto Weekly

    ... the proposal. Others sought assurances that AECOM's history in consulting for Caltrain and the California High-Speed Rail Authority constitutes a conflict of interest. Herb Borock, a longtime government watchdog, flagged the latter issue in a letter ...

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  19. California high-speed rail project faces U.S. DOT auditRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

    (Source: Associated Press, April 13, 2018) SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's high-speed rail project is facing an audit from the U.S. Department of Transportation's as costs continue to climb. Full story: San Jose Mercury News

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  20. This Week In Livable StreetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 16 | StreetsBlog.org

    ... additional details at Planning website . See also event flier . Tuesday 4/17 - The board of the California High-Speed Rail Authority will host its monthly board meeting in Southern California, a somewhat rare event. The board meeting starts at 10 ...

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