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Calif. high-speed rail project dealt another blow

Government Issues| December 5, 2013
Federal regulators reject the state's request to exempt a large Central Valley segment of proposed track from a lengthy planning review

Calif. high-speed rail group rejects call for project slowdown

Rail| November 6, 2013
A state senator took issue with its decision to continue with the Central Valley alignment. He expressed concerns about “the short notice of this new alignment and the lack of outreach.” The association responded that the route has been one of many alternatives since 2012 and staff members held several public outreach events in cities along the proposed route.
Rail| September 18, 2013

California high-speed rail groundbreaking delayed

The state needs a few more months to buy more land and equipment, finish designs and hire workers. California High-Speed Rail Authority officials say they are on schedule, having started prep work, such as testing soil and surveying land one month ago.
Rail| September 11, 2013

Calif. HSRA approves 3% raise for CEO

Amounts to approximately $11,000 on a $365,000 annual salary. The raise is comparable to others given to senior rail authority staffers in July.
Rail| July 24, 2013

Ethics probe sought over lawmaker's opposition to Calif. HSR project

A government watchdog group says a California Representative failed to tell colleagues that the project could affect his family's property values.
Rail| June 7, 2013

Calif. High-Speed Rail Authority awards $985M contract

The board also voted to transfer full leadership and funding for rail planning in the Altamont Corridor to the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission
Management & Operations| May 22, 2013

Parsons Brinckerhoff Calif. high-speed contract extended

Has served as the project’s program manager since 2006 and is assisting the California High Speed Rail Authority with all aspects of the program, including planning, environmental review, preliminary engineering, and testing and commissioning.
Rail| May 8, 2013

CHSRA under fire for bidding criteria changes

Critics said they could harm the quality of the Los Angeles-to-San Francisco high-speed rail project. The agency tentatively selected a team to build a segment of track even though it had the lowest technical score. The team had the lowest-cost bid, at just under $1 billion.
Rail| April 24, 2013

Calif. HSRA settles case for $5M

Will provide $4 million for an agriculture preservation fund to resolve claims that part of its project could violate state environment law. Will also pay about $1 million in attorneys’ fees to county farm bureaus and other groups that sued.
Rail| April 17, 2013

Calif. high-speed authority announces bid results

The authority had estimated the cost for the design-build contract to be between $1.2 billion and $1.8 billion and determined that Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons, who bid $985,142,530, was the “apparent best value.”

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