Rail

Residents question 'fake' cemetery in path of proposed high-speed rail

Posted on February 3, 2016

Photo of random old headstones via creepyhalloweenimages/Flickr
Photo of random old headstones via creepyhalloweenimages/Flickr

ACTON, Calif. — A cemetery — which some residents called fake — popped up on an Acton property right in the path of where a high-speed rail was proposed, which raised eyebrows of residents who said they believe the entire thing is a ruse to stop the rail project, NBC4 News reported.

Google Satellite Map images of the property from 2016 did not show any tombstones as of Monday, according to the report. Dale Bybee, the man who owns the property, said the tombstones had been there for some time, and perhaps residents began to notice them because he was clearing brush on the property.

The California High Speed Rail Authority, which has a project for a proposed rail that would go from Palmdale to Burbank, said the routes under consideration — including the one that goes through the "cemetery" — were in the environmental analysis phase. The Authority did not have information on a cemetery in the area, according to NBC4 News.

For the full story, click here.

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

More News

OCTA to seek FTA Full Funding Agreement for streetcar project

The project is expected to cost approximately $299.3 million, with other funding coming from state cap-and-trade funding, other federal and local funding.

Miami-Dade cutting Metrorail service hours

The cutbacks on Metrorail follow an announced plan to eliminate stops on some bus routes and contract out others to save money. Metrorail ridership is down about 6% this year, while bus boardings are down about 10%.

NJ Transit commuters could lose 25% of rail service during Amtrak repairs

An Amtrak schedule obtained by NJ Advance Media warned that "significant service impacts" will require "service adjustments for NJ Transit" from July 7 to 25 and from August 4 to 28.

Detroit's QLine streetcar system launches

The $142 million streetcar system championed by Penske is expected to host 5,000 to 8,000 riders per day.

[Exclusive] After several months, is London Night Tube service working?

In many ways the results of this overnight Tube service is not remarkable to the casual visitor, or new resident in London. This is a large and busy city, and many people depend on public transport as the only logical means of travelling around.

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 number 1 resource for vocational 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