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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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Calif. high-speed rail begins search for artifacts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Backhoes have begun digging up a parking lot in downtown Fresno in search of an underground network of tunnels and other artifacts from the Chinatown neighborhood that lies in the path […]

10/21/2013

High speed rail

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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California resurgent under Brown, but spending still a worry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown is drawing praise for his political maneuvering in closing a $25 billion budget deficit and restoring some of California’s financial luster. The state’s credit rating is rebounding and […]

07/05/2013

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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

High speed rail

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

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Calif. lawmakers to review high-speed rail plans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State senators are getting an update on California’s plan to start construction on a $68 billion bullet train, including assessing whether the agency overseeing the project has fixed a host of organizational problems.

02/26/2013

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Calif. hasn’t bought land for bullet train route

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Construction of California’s high-speed rail network is set to start in July, but the state still has not purchased any land along the route.

01/28/2013

Gov Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown promotes optimistic vision of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Cheering a California rebound, Gov. Jerry Brown delivered a State of the State address Thursday that laid out the legacy-building ideas he will work on during the second part of his term.

01/24/2013

High speed rail

Amtrak, California teaming up on high-speed rail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two biggest players in the nation’s pursuit of high-speed rail say they’ll work together to search for trains that will operate at up to 220 miles per hour along both coasts of the United States.

01/17/2013

Illinois Amtrak train hits 110 mph in test run

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – An Amtrak passenger train has reached a speed of 110 mph for the first time in Illinois. The train reached the speed Friday morning in a modest milestone for President Barack […]

10/19/2012

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