Recent Streetsblog SF posts about High Speed Rail

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CA High-Speed Rail Breaks Ground in Fresno

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California signaled its commitment to high-speed rail with a groundbreaking Tuesdayday in Fresno. The ceremony, featuring a speech by Governor Jerry Brown, marks the official beginning of construction on the long-awaited train. It also puts California on track to be the first state in the nation to build high-speed rail. That depends on how you […]

Caltrain and High-Speed Rail Pursue Level Boarding, Compatible Platforms

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Correction 10/8: Caltrain and the CAHSRA haven’t agreed to create a joint specification for train cars, but will explore options for platform compatibility. Officials representing Caltrain and the California High-Speed Rail Authority recently announced that they’ll work closely together over the next several months to explore what options are available from train car manufacturers to allow for level […]
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Appeals Court Lifts Bond Restrictions on CAHSR, Funding Picture Clears

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A California Court of Appeals has removed the most significant legal impediment threatening California’s High-Speed Rail project. The unanimous decision of the three-judge panel, rendered on Thursday, reversed Judge Michael Kenny’s Nov. 25, 2013 ruling, which had blocked the state from issuing bonds under Prop. 1A, the High Speed Rail Act of 2008. Justice Vance Ray, the […]
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Deal Reached on CA’s Cap-and-Trade Spending Plan

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Earlier this evening, the bicameral Budget Conference Committee  approved a compromise between state legislators and Governor Brown on how to spend $850 million in revenues from the state’s cap-and-trade system for the next fiscal year. The new plan largely stuck to the Governor’s original proposal for the first year of the expenditure plan, but it […]