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Today’s Headlines

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Low Expectations for High-Speed Rail at NYU Conference (Streetsblog NY) California HSR Bidding Could Begin in Late 2011 (Biz Journal via Infrastructurist)  LA Times: "A High-Speed Zip Across Europe by Train" Software Called "Fleet Focus" Will Track SF City Vehicle Usage (SF Examiner) Central Subway Construction Will Mean End of SOMA Gas Station (SF Examiner) […]

Design of High-Speed Trains Threatens to Diminish Caltrain Capacity

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The insistence of California High Speed Rail officials on running trains with floors 50 inches above the tracks threatens to reduce the capacity of Caltrain and hamper the benefits of level boarding for the commuter rail agency. Last Tuesday, Caltrain officials gave an update on the electric trains the agency plans to purchase next year, which will […]

Today’s Headlines

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Oakland Parking Officers Were Ordered Not to Enforce in Wealthier Neighborhoods (SF Gate) Oakland PCOs Will Now Snap Photos of Parking Violations (East Bay Express) City Insider’s First Line About New P2P Projects: "It’ll Soon Get a Little Harder to Drive" C.W. Nevius: "Outrage Grows Over Muni Operators’ Pay" (SF Gate) Nat Ford: Cyclists, Peds […]

SPUR Talk: High-Speed Rail on its Way to Northern California

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High-Speed Rail construction is well underway in the Central Valley, said Ben Tripousis, Northern California Regional Director for the California High Speed Rail Authority, during a forum at the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association’s (SPUR) Mission Street center. “The High-Speed Rail question has shifted from ‘if’ to ‘when,'” he told the packed house at today’s […]