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Posts Tagged ‘CHSRA’

More Setbacks for California’s Embattled High Speed Rail Project

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Innovation Newsbriefs
Vol. 24, No. 17
The Sacramento Court’s November 25 decision denying the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) access to Proposition 1A bond funds (see our column of November 26) was the first in a series of setbacks suffered by the high speed rail project in recent days. The project was dealt another serious blow on November 26, when two influential members of Congress, Jeff Denham (R-CA), Chairman of the Railroads Subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Tom Latham (R-IA), Chairman of the House Transportation Appropriation Subcommittee requested the General Accountability Office (GAO) to review the federal grant agreements with the Authority in light of the Court’s rulings.

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A Major Setback for California’s High Speed Train

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Innovation Newsbriefs
Vol. 24, No. 16
The future of the California High Speed Rail project hangs in a precarious balance as a result of two rulings handed down by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny on November 25. “The Judge’s ruling will prevent the [California High-Speed Rail] Authority from spending bond measure funds for construction until the funding plan is brought into compliance,” said Michael Brady co- lead attorney on the case…The Authority’s Chairman, Dan Richard, tried to cast the Court decision in a more positive light. “The judge did not invalidate the bonds as approved by the voters,” he said. “Like all transformative projects, we understand that there will be many challenges that will be addressed as we go forward in building the nation’s first high-speed rail system.”

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California High Speed Rail: An Updated Due Diligence Report

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

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

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

AMTRAK
CALIFORNIA HIGH-SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY
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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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

CALIFORNIA HIGH-SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY
“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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