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Another 30 miles of California's bullet train route must run at lower speeds, documents show

Published: 
Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:55am

The California bullet train will have another slow segment of track as part of a new cost-savings measure, state rail authority documents reveal.

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California bullet train cost surges by $2.8 billion: 'Worst-case scenario has happened

Published: 
Tue, 01/16/2018 (All day)

The estimated cost of building 119 miles of bullet train track in the Central Valley has jumped to $10.6 billion, an increase of $2.8 billion from the current budget and up from about $6 billion originally.

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High-speed rail authority says environmental reviews won't be completed until 2020

Published: 
Wed, 11/15/2017 (All day)

The state’s bullet train authority acknowledged Tuesday evening that it would fail to meet its self-imposed deadline to complete by 2018 the project’s environmental reviews, which determine the exact route that the electrified rail line would take between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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Some tough choices — and pushback — along the proposed bullet train route

Published: 
Sun, 10/29/2017 (All day)

Urban neighborhoods, protected wetlands, olive orchards, a federal reservoir and a few sleepy towns will go by the passenger windows of the first California bullet train when it pulls out of San Jose on its way to the Central Valley.

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California Republicans ask Trump administration to block bullet train funding

Published: 
Wed, 02/08/2017 (All day)

California’s House Republicans have asked the Trump administration to block a pending federal grant that will ultimately support the state’s high speed rail project until an audit of the project’s finances is completed.