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Posts Tagged ‘California High-Speed Rail Authority’

Guest on The Infra Blog: Frank Vacca, Chief Program Manager, California High-Speed Rail Authority

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
Frank Vacca, Chief Program Manager, CHSRA

As of Oct. 2012, Frank Vacca has been the Chief Program Manager for the California High-Speed Rail Authority. In his role, Vacca leads technical and engineering teams as they focus on delivering the high-speed rail project.

“I believe California will be the first high-speed-rail system in North America…We’ve overcome all the legal challenges before us…We have the first billion-dollar contract, and the designs are mature enough to start construction…So there’s nothing, no obstacles, in front of us right now.”

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California High Speed Rail: An Updated Due Diligence Report

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Reason Foundation’s 2008 report, The California High Speed Rail Proposal: A Due Diligence Report, warned that plans by the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA or Authority) issued prior to and during 2008 were inaccurate, misleading and not in compliance with California statutes.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Jeff Morales, California High-Speed Rail Authority

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Jeff Morales is the CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Topics include:
High-Speed Rail: It’s About the Economy
Success Means Bold Decisions
Dark Economic Times are Prime Time for Investment

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Amtrak and California Partner in Pursuit of New High-Speed Train Sets

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

WASHINGTON – Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) are joining forces in the search for proven high-speed rail (HSR) train sets currently being manufactured and in commercial service that are capable of operating safely at speeds up to 220 mph on both Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) and on California’s developing HSR corridor.

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America 2050: A Revised Business Plan for California High-Speed Rail

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown and the California High-Speed Rail Authority are to be commended on the revised 2012 draft business plan for high-speed rail, which cuts the project’s cost by $30 billion while making numerous improvements to previous proposals.

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California High-Speed Rail Program Draft 2012 Business Plan

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
California High-Speed Rail Business Plan

Continued population and economic growth will place even more demand on mobility systems that are already overburdened. Over the next 30 to 40 years, California is projected to add the equivalent of the current population of the state of New York. There is no question: meeting the demands of that growth will require major investments in transportation infrastructure over the next generation. Those investments will measure in the tens of billions of dollars. The question will not be if those investments need to be made, but how the investments that will be made can provide the greatest benefit.

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California’s “Train to Nowhere”

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Innovation NewsBriefs Vol. 21, No. 30 On December 2, the California High Speed Rail Authority approved  a staff recommendation to  begin construction of California’s 500-mile high-speed line with a 65-mile segment of track in Central Valley, from Borden in Madera County (pop. 57,000), through Fresno  to Corcoran (pop. 14,500) north of Bakersfield.  Roelof van Ark, […]

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Fast forward on Infra? High-Speed Rail Announcement

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Here is what the White House announced on January 28th:

“… the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is awarding $8 billion to states across the country to develop America’s first nationwide program of high-speed intercity passenger rail service. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), these dollars represent an historic investment in the country’s transportation infrastructure, which will help create jobs and transform travel in America.”

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California High-Speed Rail: A Visual Tour

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

“In California, the High-Speed Rail Authority is planning a new a high-speed train system serving the state’s major metropolitan areas. High-speed trains will be capable of maximum speeds of 220 miles per hour with an expected trip time from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 2 hours and 40 minutes. The system is forecast to potentially carry over 100 million passengers per year by 2030. Voters in California recently approved $9 billion in bond funding for the 800-mile statewide network.”

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