April 16, 2014
New projections are 5% lower than initially expected by 2025 and 10% lower by 2040. The change was made based on research shows that Californians are taking shorter but more frequent trips.
March 5, 2014
The measure would prevent the issue and sale of remaining high-speed rail bonds and future contracts related to the project and lets the Legislature redirect unspent bond proceeds.
February 12, 2014
The estimate is for constructing the first 520-mile phase of the train line between San Francisco and Los Angeles. That is about 1% less than the $68.4 billion estimate from the 2012 business plan.
January 29, 2014
Amtrak is seeking up to 28 high-speed trainsets that can meet or exceed current Acela Express trip times on the existing NEC infrastructure. California High-Speed Rail Authority is seeking an initial order of 15 trainsets that can meet its planned trip-time requirements for service from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles.
December 5, 2013
Federal regulators reject the state's request to exempt a large Central Valley segment of proposed track from a lengthy planning review
November 6, 2013
A state senator took issue with its decision to continue with the Central Valley alignment. He expressed concerns about “the short notice of this new alignment and the lack of outreach.” The association responded that the route has been one of many alternatives since 2012 and staff members held several public outreach events in cities along the proposed route.
September 18, 2013
The state needs a few more months to buy more land and equipment, finish designs and hire workers. California High-Speed Rail Authority officials say they are on schedule, having started prep work, such as testing soil and surveying land one month ago.
September 11, 2013
Amounts to approximately $11,000 on a $365,000 annual salary. The raise is comparable to others given to senior rail authority staffers in July.
July 24, 2013
A government watchdog group says a California Representative failed to tell colleagues that the project could affect his family's property values.
May 8, 2013
Critics said they could harm the quality of the Los Angeles-to-San Francisco high-speed rail project. The agency tentatively selected a team to build a segment of track even though it had the lowest technical score. The team had the lowest-cost bid, at just under $1 billion.
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