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California High-speed Rail Future Looks Green
2012-07-27 10:41:09

A new analysis gives Californians good reason to be optimistic about the green credentials of the state´s proposed high-speed rail project, due to begin construction in 2013 thanks to funding recently approved by state legislators. Arpad Horvath at the University of California, Berkeley, and Mikhail Chester at Arizona State University compared the future sustainability of California high-speed rail with that of competing modes of transportation, namely automobile and air travel. They...

2012-03-14 16:49:00

Mineta Transportation Institute's free report offers insights and possible solutions SAN JOSE, Calif., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (transweb.sjsu.edu) has published Estimating Workforce Development Needs for High-Speed Rail in California, a report assessing the overall employment, education, and training needs associated with building and operating the California High-Speed Rail (CHSR) network. The report also seeks to develop...

2011-02-24 05:04:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama announced in April 2009, and reconfirmed during his recent State of the Union address, his commitment to develop high-speed intercity passenger rail across the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO) High-speed rail is a type of passenger rail transport between major cities that operates at substantially faster speeds than current intercity passenger trains in the U.S. It is designed to...

2011-01-24 11:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 California public and private sector transportation leaders voiced strong support for implementing high-speed rail in California in a report released today from the Center for Urban Infrastructure at Brandman University. The report said that in addition to the advantages of job creation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the top priority should be creating a more efficient mass transit system. The leaders also said...

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...

2010-11-09 03:30:00

FRESNO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 800 people attended a sold-out high-speed rail event put on by the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County at the Fresno Convention Center Thursday, Oct. 28. Attendees came from across the United States, including Washington, D.C. and Europe to give the global, as well as local, impacts of high-speed rail. The event brought everyone involved in creating the nation's high-speed rail system to realize Fresno County and the...

2010-10-28 10:42:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement in response to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's announcement of $902 million in intercity and high-speed rail funding for California, with $16 million for the San Francisco to San Jose segment, which will include improvement's to the 4th and King Street Station. "In 1956, President Eisenhower set this nation on a course to move people and products speedily and safely - connecting...

2010-10-14 12:01:00

MERCED, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable energy projects slated for the San Joaquin Valley could bring more than 100,000 jobs to the area, according to a new study by UC Merced Professor Dr. Shawn Kantor. The study, "The Economic Opportunity from Clean Energy Jobs in California's San Joaquin Valley," calculates job creation from two of the Valley's most significant industries including planned and pending-approval renewable energy projects and the high-speed rail system....

2010-10-06 09:49:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's leading general builder, is providing construction management services for the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco, Calif., designed to be the "Grand Central Station of the West." The project is estimated to create more than 48,000 jobs in its first phase of construction. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2017. Replacing a terminal constructed in 1939, the 1.3 million square foot regional...

2010-08-26 20:39:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinking Ahead: High-Speed Rail in Southern California, a new report released today by the Center for Urban Infrastructure, showcases the benefits of a fast, convenient, and efficient intercity high-speed rail system on southern California's economy. "Just as the Interstate Highway System transformed the way Americans lived and where they worked in the 1950's, high-speed rail has the same transformative potential today," said Sarah L. Catz, author...