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2010-12-02 22:12:00

FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The California High-Speed Rail Authority has picked the area where the first segment of California's and the nation's first high-speed rail track will be constructed. The 65-mile portion of track, with a price tag of $4.15 billion, will stretch from just north of Fresno and continue north of Bakersfield, passing straight through Fresno. It is just the start of an 800-mile high-speed rail project that will ultimately connect San Diego to San...

2010-07-08 17:18:00

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Working in cooperation with regional transportation officials, the California High-Speed Rail Authority moved ahead with environmental work on a plan to share tracks with Metrolink and Amtrak trains between Los Angeles and Anaheim. While still in its early stages, the plan could allow high-speed rail to operate in the narrow and heavily trafficked corridor with a minimum of disruption to neighborhoods and property owners nearby, potentially saving...

2010-06-22 18:51:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Curt Pringle, Chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, issued the following statement in response to the Sacramento County Superior Court ruling today dismissing a lawsuit against the Authority and other parties: "We are pleased with the Court's ruling. This case was an unfortunate waste of taxpayer dollars, and this ruling lets us re-focus all of our energy on the important work of building the nation's first high-speed rail...

2010-06-15 11:14:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- California High-Speed Rail Authority Chairman Curt Pringle issued the following statement regarding a study by the Economic Development Research Group released today by the United States Conference of Mayors: "This important report adds to the growing evidence that high-speed rail will be a catalyst for businesses large and small - and create thousands of new jobs in Los Angeles and beyond," Chairman Pringle said. "The experts agree that...

2010-06-03 15:24:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- As progress continues on the state's largest infrastructure project, the California High-Speed Rail Authority today released its Preliminary Alternatives Analyses for the Fresno to Bakersfield and San Jose to Merced sections of the rail line. "Today brings us one step closer to turning the promise of high-speed rail into reality - creating jobs while providing us all with a safe, convenient and affordable way to travel - but there is still a lot...

2010-05-19 14:12:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- With strong support from local officials, the California High-Speed Rail Authority has submitted three planning grant applications that could provide as much as $16.6 million in additional federal funding for the state's high-speed train project. The funds would pay for service development plans that would help keep the preparation of draft environmental documents and preliminary engineering documents on schedule in the Los Angeles to San Diego...

2010-05-06 14:43:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The California High-Speed Rail Authority today named Roelof van Ark, a senior executive with more than 30 years experience as an engineer and manager for some of the world's leading transportation companies, as the agency's chief executive officer. Van Ark, 58, of New York, is President of Alstom Transportation Inc., the North American subsidiary of France's Alstom SA, makers of the fastest trains in the world and builders of Europe's TGV. The...

2010-04-23 12:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Britain's Journal of Choice Modelling - a leading peer-reviewed publication in the field - has published a major paper regarding the statewide model for forecasting ridership developed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the California High-Speed Rail Authority. "These integrated statewide models offer a comprehensive tool to forecast long and short distance travel in California," the Journal article noted. "The separation of...

2009-10-01 14:47:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Southern California Unites in Los Angeles to Support High-Speed Rail Stimulus Funding Application When/Where: Friday, October 2, 2009 Program Begins at 9:00 a.m. Doors Open at 8 a.m. Where: Los Angeles Union Station - Old Ticket Room 800 N Alameda Street, Los Angeles Who: Anaheim Mayor Curt...

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2009-02-23 06:45:00

After nearly a century and a half of rail history, trains are being hailed as integral to California's growth in the 21st century. California officials are preparing to invest billons of dollars into a rail line that will model Japan's Shinkansen bullet train. The 800-mile system will support trains capable of running 220 mph, and will cost nearly half of the $100 billion that would have been spent on new highways. Supporters say the trains will reduce environmental damage, and create...


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