FRESNO, Calif. — Reuters
reported that California's high-speed passenger rail project
won approval from federal officials at the Surface Transportation Board to construct a 114-mile section from Fresno to Bakersfield
The Central Valley stretch will be subject to environmental considerations, noted the Surface Transportation Board, which regulates railroad and transportation matters. On Tuesday, the California High-Speed Rail Authority announced it selected ARCADIS U.S. Inc. to oversee a 60-mile section of rail from Fresno to the Tulare and Kern County line. For the full story, click here.