Recent Streetsblog LA posts about High Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail Breaks Ground in Fresno

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California signaled its commitment to high-speed rail with a groundbreaking today 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 […]

California Legislation Watch: Weekly Update

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Here is Streetsblog’s weekly highlight of California legislation and activities related to sustainable transportation. With the legislature in recess, Sacramento waits for Governor Brown to decide on hundreds of bills passed by lawmakers before they left town. His deadline is the end of this month, and he has begun signing small groups of bills. A […]

Give Your Input at Upcoming CA High Speed Rail Scoping Meetings

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The California High Speed Rail Authority (CAHSRA) is hosting a series of meetings to solicit input on two Los Angeles County sections of the statewide project. CAHSRA is gaining momentum after securing state cap-and-trade funding, and prevailing over a lawsuit that restricted the agency’s financing abilities. With construction already underway in the Central Valley, Southern […]

California High Speed Rail to Present L.A.-area Options

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The California High Speed Rail Authority will hold a series of public meetings starting next week to discuss proposed alignments for two segments of the project: from Palmdale to Burbank and from Burbank to downtown Los Angeles. Three routes have been proposed for the Palmdale to Burbank section: two of them vary slightly but both would follow […]