California high speed rail

Don’t assume, based on headlines, an obituary for high speed rail just yet. A more accurate analogy is an induced coma brought on by poor planning and implementation amidst an…
The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, announced "support for the California High-Speed Rail Authority [CHSRA] and California Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal that would authorize…
The Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) voted unanimously on implementing new crashworthiness performance standards for next-generation passenger high speed rail (HSR) equipment that will operate in…
A California-based joint venture of Parsons, Tutor Perini, and Zachry has been named “apparent best value bidder” by the California High-Speed Rail Authority to design and build the first segment…
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) received politically critical praise April 1 that was no April Fool's joke, as a Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit gave CHSRA good reviews for…
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) released the draft California State Rail Plan (CSRP) and plans to hold a series of five open houses and a webinar to gather public…
Two U.S. high speed rail players, Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), will combine efforts to advance a joint order of up to 62 high speed rail trainsets,…
In what is almost assuredly just one of a continuing wave of legal moves to terminate, block or otherwise alter California's plan to implement high speed rail, a judge has…
The California Transportation Commission has voted to release $39.8 million in allocations toward work to advance the Caltrain Modernization Program and prepare the rail corridor, which connects San Francisco with…
Caltrain said Monday it will receive $3.2 million in federal Department of Transportation grant funds to install an advanced signal system needed to support modernized Caltrain service and the eventual…
The Obama Administration Thursday warned California officials it might rescind $3.3 billion in federal funding for the state's proposed high speed rail network, if the state legislature does not act by…
The California High Speed Rail Authority has approved environmental impact studies for
 an initial segment of high speed rail from Merced to Fresno.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority Monday is expected to offer an updated estimate for construction and financing of a statewide high speed rail network. Cost estimates, which began at about…
Caltrain said Thursday a regional agreement between the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and more than a half-dozen Bay Area public agencies, including Caltrain, " will fully fund the electrification…
Though pledging to improve current plans for the Golden State's 700-mile high speed rail network, California High-Speed Rail Authority Chairman Dan Richard says the system should cost less than the…
A poll published Tuesday by the Sacramento Bee indicates declining support for California’s high speed rail proposal among the state’s citizenry, which voted to approve the attempt three years ago.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Tuesday formally awarded a $928.6 million grant to the California High-Speed Rail Authority for phase 1 ofconstruction of California high speed rail. The move comes even…
The California High-Speed Rail Authority Thursday agreed to reconsider an HSR route between Los Angeles and San Francisco roughly paralleling Interstate 5, closer to the Pacific coast than the Central…

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood says the Obama Administration is committed to high speed rail not just as a recipient of short-term stimulus funding, but for the long fun as well, and seeks to expand HSR in “five or six regions” in the U.S.

--> Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood says the Obama Administration is committed to high speed rail not just as a recipient of short-term stimulus funding, but for the long fun as…
California's federal elected officials celebrating voter approval of Proposition 1A in November said they would pursue federal funding to advance the state's high speed rail plan. Despite economic turmoil, those…
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