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Tidbits from This Week’s U.S. High Speed Rail Association ConferenceBy Joe Linton |
This week Streetsblog L.A. attended the U.S. High Speed Rail Association’s West Coast Rail Conference. The conference featured speakers from public agencies and private industry speaking on rail projects from California to Korea to Turkey to Spain and many places between. Below are three conference tidbids that Streetsblog L.A. readers might be interested in. Some of […]
Republican’s Attempt to Undermine High Speed Rail on Hold…for NowBy Damien Newton |
The Assembly Transportation Committee said “thanks, but no thanks” to A.B. 6, legislation by a Santa Clarita Republican that would give voters the chance to overturn $8 billion in bonds meant to fund California High Speed Rail. A.B. 6 was defeated by an unofficial vote of 7-4 (which will likely be 11-5 when the official […]
Metro Looks to Shift High Desert Freeway Funds to High-Speed RailBy Joe Linton |
The way L.A. is approaching the High Desert Corridor represents an important turning point: from prioritizing environmentally destructive car-centric transportation to environmentally-friendly rail transportation
How France Makes High-Speed Rail Stations Meld With CitiesBy Jeff Wood |
As France develops its high-speed rail network, the areas around stations are treated not just as transportation initiatives but as city-building projects. This discussion centers on how public agencies plan high-speed rail station areas in France, integration of the stations into districts as a whole, and the importance of a comprehensive vision for integrating transportation and land use in the station district.
Feinstein, Padilla Call on State Legislator to Fund High Speed RailBy Roger Rudick |
Assemblymembers Rendon, Friedman get a talking to from Senators Feinstein, Padilla over budget delays to high-speed rail
Metro Approves Continuing Work on Union Station Run-Through TracksBy Joe Linton |
The Metro board approved $13.8M to continue to design and engineer the planned $2.75B Union Station run-through-tracks project.