Rail

CHSRA, SoCal cities to cooperate on high-speed rail

Posted on November 6, 2009

On Thursday, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) approved a memorandum of understanding with Southern California communities for close cooperation in the development of the state's 200-plus mph train.

The agreement approved Thursday is the latest in a series of memoranda of understanding with local government agencies around the state - this one with the Gateway Cities Council of Governments representing cities along the Los Angeles-Anaheim section - providing for cooperation and collaboration in development of the high-speed train through their region.

"We can't build this important project alone - we need partners. This agreement and others we entered into like it are designed to establish a positive and clear working relationship between the Authority and our regional partners," said Board Chairman Curt Pringle.

In other action, the CHSRA board set a January 15, 2010 deadline for "requests for expressions of interest" from local governments, public transportation agencies, private companies and others who want to participate in the planning, development and operation of maintenance facilities on the 800-mile network linking the state's major cities.

Maintenance centers will be required throughout the state, but a number of facilities - particularly a heavy maintenance depot - are expected to be situated in the Central Valley because of its central location at the heart of the system.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Former Santa Clara VTA chief hired to oversee Honolulu rail project

Michael Burns will be responsible for overseeing the rail project’s finances, as well as the functioning of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board.

Alstom to extend Algeria's Constantine Tramway

Alstom, which will extend the tramway by 6 miles, will supply the integrated system, tracks, catenaries, telecommunications and signalling, substations and ticketing equipment.

$8.2B invested along 20 miles of Valley Metro light rail

Economic development within one-half mile of the system has been stimulated by ridership that has exceeded original projections. Valley Metro began compiling development activity since construction started in 2005 as part of an economic development database.

Alstom to deliver 17 trains to Algeria

The Coradia Polyvalent for Algeria is a dual-mode train (diesel and electric, 25 kV) able to travel at speeds up to 99 mph. The train has six carriages and provides capacity for 265 passengers.

Fla.'s TriRail adds bike car

The new bike car contains 14 racks that will provide more room to maneuver bicycles on and off the train. A set of seats were removed from the lower level of the vehicle to make room for the bike racks.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close