California high-speed rail

This image provided by the California High-Speed Rail Authority shows an artist's conception of a high-speed rail car in California. (AP Photo/California High-Speed Rail Authority,File)

Next leg of California bullet train line approved

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving its approval for work to begin on the second leg of California’s proposed high-speed rail line. The decision announced Friday allows the state to […]

06/27/2014

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Long-term money a big boost for high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown scored a big win for the $68 billion high-speed rail project this week by persuading fellow Democrats to dedicate a steady future funding source for it in the […]

06/16/2014

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Feds deny early approval of CA rail segment

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal regulators have rejected California’s request to exempt a route in the Central Valley for what would be the nation’s first bullet train from a lengthy planning review. The three-member Surface […]

12/05/2013

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Land acquisition for high-speed rail moving slowly

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The agency that oversees California’s high-speed rail project has started the daunting and expensive process of acquiring thousands of acres in the Central Valley. But months after shovels were supposed to […]

11/09/2013

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Voters turn against California bullet train

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A new poll finds a majority of California voters want the $68-billion bullet train project stopped and consider it a waste of money. A USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times survey published Saturday […]

09/28/2013

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Calif. high-speed rail seeks to reassure on safety

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California high-speed rail officials sought Thursday to reassure the public about safety in the wake of deadly European train crashes this summer. An eight-car train that crashed in northern Spain last […]

08/02/2013

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Board approves Calif high-speed rail construction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s High-Speed Rail Authority board has approved a nearly $1 billion contract to start construction on the first leg of the bullet train in the Central Valley. The board approved a […]

06/06/2013

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High-speed rail plan hinges on voter promises

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys are arguing in a Sacramento County Court that California’s high-speed rail agency has broken a promise made to voters who approved selling $10 billion in bonds to build the nation’s […]

05/31/2013

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Settlement reached in Calif. bullet train lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California agency overseeing the state’s effort to build the nation’s first high-speed rail line received a boost Thursday when a judge approved a settlement in a major lawsuit that sought to block the project.

04/18/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo)

Jerry Brown seeks to boost ties with China

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown will promote California to Chinese investors and seek to expand the state’s economic ties in a visit to China next week.

04/03/2013

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