Topic : California high-speed rail

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Bid deadline pushed back for Calif. high-speed project

Rail| October 31, 2012
The authority’s CEO Jeffrey Morales said questions from five consortiums of building firms prompted the authority to set January 18 as the new date by which bids must be submitted for the 28-mile stretch.

Delays may threaten some Calif. HSR funds

Rail| October 10, 2012
Work on the Madera-Bakersfield segments has to be mostly completed by March 31, 2017, to ensure bills are paid before the federal grant expires in September 2017. Major construction is unlikely to begin until the fall of 2013.
Rail| September 21, 2012

California has a high-speed rail project

California’s state legislature authorized the first sale of $4.6 billion of the $9 billion voter-approved 2008 Proposition 1A High-Speed Rail (HSR) bonds. That matches and commits the state’s $3.4 billion federal HSR stimulus grant.
Bus| August 29, 2012

Calif. ARTIC awards $127M construction contract

Project is designed to serve as a point for buses, taxis and rail, including possibly the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s proposed high-speed train, within walking distance of Angel Stadium and Honda Center.
Rail| July 19, 2012

Calif. Gov. signs high-speed rail bill, calls out critics

In 2013, construction of the initial segment of high-speed rail, linking Merced to the San Fernando Valley, will create 100,000 job-years of employment over the next five years, the equivalent of 20,000 full-time jobs annually.
Rail| July 9, 2012

Calif. lawmakers approve high-speed rail funding

Bill authorizes the state to begin selling $4.5 billion in voter-approved bonds that includes $2.6 billion to build an initial 130-mile stretch of the high-speed rail line in the Central Valley.
Rail| June 15, 2012

U.S. High-Speed Rail: Despite Political Railroading, Supporters Optimistic

Regardless of confusion over what the High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail program was defined as and political pressure being applied, the Obama Administration’s $10 billion-plus investment in the nation’s rail network has seen some success as many projects, including California’s “true” high-speed rail program, continue moving forward.
Rail| June 14, 2012

Group's report supports Calif. high-speed rail

Touts revisions of new business plan and urges state Legislature to immediately approve funding for the project.
Rail| June 6, 2012

Poll: Calif. high-speed rail losing support

Shows that while 53% of the state's voters approved a bond issue for a high-speed passenger rail project in 2008, 59% would oppose it if given another chance to vote.
Rail| May 29, 2012

Calif. high-speed rail group hires new CEO

Jeff Morales, who served as an executive with the $69 billion mega project's lead consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff, was in charge of developing cost estimates, funding sources and rider projections.

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