Topic : California high-speed rail

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Calif. high-speed rail set to start construction

Rail| January 6, 2015

Groundbreaking on the first 29-mile segment of the $68 billion project takes place in Fresno, Calif. today.

Calif. high-speed rail authority awards bid for next segment

Rail| December 17, 2014

The Authority determined that Dragados/Flatiron/Shimmick, who bid $1.2 billion, was the “apparent best value,” for the 65-mile segment from Fresno to North of Bakersfield.

Rail| August 13, 2014

114-mile section of Calif. high-speed rail receives approval

The Central Valley stretch, which was approved by the federal Surface Transportation Board will stretch from Fresno to Bakersfield.
Rail| August 6, 2014

Private investors warming to Calif. high-speed rail

Nine companies, mostly large construction, engineering and infrastructure firms that have worked on high-speed rail elsewhere, have written letters saying they are interested in financing part of what would be the state’s largest-ever infrastructure project.
Government Issues| July 30, 2014

Calif. county withdraws support for high-speed rail

While the vote is largely symbolic, advocates say it could jeopardize Fresno County's bid to land a high-speed rail maintenance yard and accompanying 1,500 jobs.
Government Issues| July 2, 2014

Calif., Amtrak end joint high-speed train bid

Agencies said their needs are too different and manufacturers are not yet ready to build trains that can run on both Amtrak's 100-year-old rail lines and the high-speed corridors planned for California's system.
Rail| April 16, 2014

Calif. HSR adopts new business plan, lowers revenue projection

New projections are 5% lower than initially expected by 2025 and 10% lower by 2040. The change was made based on research shows that Californians are taking shorter but more frequent trips.
Rail| March 5, 2014

Plan to kill California HSR may make ballot

The measure would prevent the issue and sale of remaining high-speed rail bonds and future contracts related to the project and lets the Legislature redirect unspent bond proceeds.
Rail| February 12, 2014

$67B building cost estimated for Calif. HSR first phase

The estimate is for constructing the first 520-mile phase of the train line between San Francisco and Los Angeles. That is about 1% less than the $68.4 billion estimate from the 2012 business plan.
Rail| January 29, 2014

Amtrak, California request bids for high-speed trains

Amtrak is seeking up to 28 high-speed trainsets that can meet or exceed current Acela Express trip times on the existing NEC infrastructure. California High-Speed Rail Authority is seeking an initial order of 15 trainsets that can meet its planned trip-time requirements for service from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles.

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