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.
April 24, 2013
Will provide $4 million for an agriculture preservation fund to resolve claims that part of its project could violate state environment law. Will also pay about $1 million in attorneys’ fees to county farm bureaus and other groups that sued.
April 10, 2013
Extensions were needed because of delays. The expense was anticipated and budgeted according to guidelines approved by voters under Proposition 1A, project officials said.
March 27, 2013
Half of the bond money would go to the first segment of the line. The project still needs to weather lawsuits over the next couple of months. The lawsuit rulings could stall the funds.
Objecting to political compromises that they say undermine legal safeguards for the massive investment, notably a design that would move passengers between urban destinations faster than air travel.
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