Topic : California high-speed rail

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Calif. HSR group tabs $30M to buy L.A. Union Station

Rail| January 21, 2011
Using the funds to acquire the site creates independent benefit for existing transportation entities in the region. An L.A. Union Station revamp would improve operations and service for Metro light rail, Amtrak, Metrolink and the Metro bus system.

Central Calif. farmers question proposed HSR route

Rail| December 30, 2010
Residents in the largely rural region have voiced concerns about compromised cropland, noise and loss of existing businesses.
Rail| December 23, 2010

Calif. HSR Authority matches $616M in fed funding

Earlier this month, the Authority selected a 65-mile stretch through the Central Valley to begin construction of California's high-speed rail line, which will eventually connect the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and beyond.
Rail| December 9, 2010

Minority groups file Calif. HSR complaint

The group is asking U.S. transportation officials to freeze $3 billion in federal funds awarded to California, almost all of which is being saved for the start of construction in 2012, until minorities are no longer "left out" of the contracting process.
Rail| December 2, 2010

SAG: Calif. transit officials cannot simultaneously serve on HSR board

The opinion said serving in leadership positions at local agencies coordinating routes and station development for the proposed $43-billion bullet train is legally "incompatible" with an appointment to the rail board under state law.
Rail| November 30, 2010

Recommendation for first leg of Calif. HSR made

Spanning about 65 miles, the segment would start near Madera, include the construction of two new stations and continue south to Corcoran.
Rail| October 28, 2010

Audit: Calif. rail group improperly documenting payments

Of the $8.9 million in payments reviewed, about 38 percent, was paid out without records showing how many hours the consultants had worked. Still, management has improved under new Chief Executive Roelof van Ark.
Bus| June 24, 2010

Study: Fed transit funding to boost Calif. economy

Although the U.S. rail manufacturing industry is small — the report's authors estimate its employment at between 10,000 and 14,000 employees — industry analysts expect it to grow due to pent-up demand for intercity and urban rail service.
Rail| March 24, 2010

Calif. high-speed rail group releases online survey

The survey asks for feedback on the authority's current Website, gauges people's familiarity with the high-speed train project and gives them the chance to express a preference about how they would like to receive news about the project.
Rail| September 24, 2009

CHSRA to add $4.5B to fed stimulus funding app

Board approved a detailed package of dozens of engineering, environmental review, design-build, train control and electrification projects among every section of the 800-mile system.

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