It’s Official: High Speed Rail Will Go North First

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The California High Speed Rail Authority board has accepted a new revision to the bullet train’s original plan, stating that the railway section stretching from Central Valley to San Jose will now be completed first, before the high speed rail reaches Southern California, according to U.S. News.   The railway connecting Central Valley and San… Read more »

Rail Authority Proposing Plan to Link to Merced in Initial Operating Segment

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Approval of a revised California High-Speed Rail proposal was put on hold Thursday, as board officials wanted more time for state officials to calm the lawmakers and citizens that are upset about the decision to send the trains to the San Jose area instead of Los Angeles. The rail authority now intends to link Merced… Read more »

Public Voices Concerns Over California High-Speed Rail

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On Tuesday, April 12, the public weighed in on the new California High-Speed Rail proposal that had several updated routes from Bakersfield to Palmdale, Palmdale to Burbank, Burbank to Los Angeles, and Los Angeles to Anaheim. With several mountain ranges, fault lines, natural areas and densely populated regions cutting through the proposed routes, the public… Read more »

Lawmakers Scrutinizing the Viability of High Speed Rail Project

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The new California High-Speed Rail Authority business plan that was released last month went before the Assembly Transportation Committee this week. After the California Rail Authority failed to secure enough funds to connect Los Angeles to the future bullet train, the plan now calls for a cheaper segment, from San Jose to the Central Valley,… Read more »

Win For High Speed Rail Proponents: Planning and Funding Will Proceed

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A judge has ruled that the new High-Speed Rail proposal does not violate any promises made to the voters who approved the initial proposal and funding and planning can proceed.   The ruling for the $64 billion project was announced earlier this month after a group of attorneys and residents from Kings County filed a… Read more »

Change in Direction for California High Speed Rail

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After being rumored for several weeks, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has released a new business plan that will change the direction of the project. When the bullet train opens, it will start service out of the Bay area, not Southern California as had been originally planned. Under the new business plan that was… Read more »

High-Speed Rail: More Properties Up For Condemnation

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This month, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has pushed forward on building the first stretches of the high-speed rail. Construction has begun on a bridge in downtown Fresno and more properties in the San Joaquin Valley are falling into the crosshairs of the CHSRA. Five resolutions declaring the need to use eminent domain to… Read more »

Bay Area Open Space District Plans Eminent Domain for Scenic Park

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After decades of disputes, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) in the San Francisco Bay Area is about to play their ace card as they run out of options. In an effort to open to the public the summit of Mount Umunhum, a former Air Force base, the open space agency plans to acquire… Read more »

Central Subway Expansion in San Francisco Could Ruin Condo Plans

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Efforts to expand the new Central Subway in San Francisco have been renewed by Supervisor Julie Christensen. She recently announced her efforts to purchase a key site required for the expansion of the subway project.   The Central Subway Project seeks to improve public transportation in San Francisco by extending the Muni Metro T Third… Read more »

California Project News: California May Take 300 Farms by Eminent Domain for Delta Tunnel Project

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The state of California has recently disclosed plans to acquire farmland for an unapproved waterway project that intends to divert water from parts of the Sacramento River. The Delta Waterway Tunnel Project (also known as the “Bay Delta Conservation Plan” or “California Waterfix”) is intended to provide water from Northern California to Southern California. This… Read more »