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Republican Leader Grove’s Statement on the Disastrous High-Speed Rail Project

Republican Leader Grove’s Statement on the Disastrous High-Speed Rail Project

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) issued the following statement after the Assembly Transportation Committee held an extensive hearing on the California High-Speed Rail project today. “The more we look at this project, the more uncertainties come to light. Whether it is the loss of federal funds, the looming deadlines, or the failure to comply […]

OPINION: California’s High-Speed Rail Foreshadows Disaster For The Green New Deal

OPINION: California’s High-Speed Rail Foreshadows Disaster For The Green New Deal

Robert Wines | Americans for Tax Reform   The Green New Deal being pushed by congressional Democrats suggests building a complex cross-country high-speed rail system. The deal’s FAQ sheet said the taxpayer-funded rail system would be so extensive as to create conditions where “air travel stops becoming necessary.” Radically transforming the American transportation system is ambitious to say […]

Department Of Transportation Cancels Funds To CA High-Speed Rail

Department Of Transportation Cancels Funds To CA High-Speed Rail

Kerry Picket | Reporter . According to a statement, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) plans to terminate $929 million in federal grant funds yet to be paid for the California high-speed rail project initially planned to connect the L.A. Basin to the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, the Department announced it is exploring every legal […]

California Governor Gavin Newsom Cancels High-speed Rail: ‘Would Cost Too Much and Take Too Long’

California Governor Gavin Newsom Cancels High-speed Rail: ‘Would Cost Too Much and Take Too Long’

By Joel Pollak California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday in his “State of the State” address at the California State Capitol in Sacramento that he would abandon the state’s high-speed rail system because it was too expensive. The plan to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by high-speed rail “would cost too much and, respectfully, would […]

State Audit Exposes High Speed Rail’s Epic Waste of Time and Money

State Audit Exposes High Speed Rail’s Epic Waste of Time and Money

    by Jon Coupal Although the midterm election was held on November 6th, the news media was absorbed for several weeks with undecided close races and the strength of the “blue wave,” especially here in California. Perhaps that is why a reportfrom the Auditor of the State of California on the High Speed Rail Project […]

California High-Speed Rail Proposes Controversial Burbank-to-Palmdale Route

California High-Speed Rail Proposes Controversial Burbank-to-Palmdale Route

By Chriss Street The California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) surprised local communities on Wednesday by proposing a controversial Burbank-to-Palmdale route featuring above-ground tracks. The Los Angeles Times reported that the proposed 38-mile track alignment will cross the San Gabriel Mountains via a series of at grade sections and five separate tunnels. The bullet train’s original route, offered in […]

Projected costs for California’s high-speed rail project have soared

Projected costs for California’s high-speed rail project have soared

Nobody quite knows who built Stonehenge some 5,000 years ago in southern England. … for puzzled future generations. Along a 119-mile pathway in central California from Bakersfield to Madera, there are now huge, quarter-finished cement overpasses. These are the totems of the initial segment …

High-speed rail backers in California lose another round in court

High-speed rail backers in California lose another round in court

SAN FRANCISCO — California’s high-speed rail backers suffered a legal setback Wednesday when a U.S. appeals court dismissed as merely advisory a federal board’s decision declaring the project immune from the state’s environmental laws. Opponents of the bullet train, which is planned to connect San Francisco to Southern California, had asked the 9th U.S. Circuit […]

Automation threatens dream of 450,000 unionized California High-Speed Rail jobs

Automation threatens dream of 450,000 unionized California High-Speed Rail jobs

By Kevin Dayton It’s trendy for public intellectuals to warn that technological advancement may soon lead to the “end of work.” While some might scoff at this prophesy, it’s valid for certain occupations. Unions that represent workers in skilled trade occupations have seen the “end of jobs” for decades and certainly take the threat seriously. […]

Deferral of federal funds casts fresh doubt on California high-speed rail

Deferral of federal funds casts fresh doubt on California high-speed rail

by James Poulos The new administration in Washington, D.C., has added another hurdle to California’s already difficult road to high-speed rail. Drawing fire from Democrats and cheers from Republicans, the Department of Transportation “has deferred a decision on a $647-million grant that would help Caltrain electrify a section of track between San Jose and San Francisco, […]

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