Issue / High-Speed Rail

California Rail Authority Postpones New Business Plan Amidst Downsizing Discussions

After canceling its scheduled May meeting, the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors met yesterday, but...

FRA Cancels $929M California High Speed Rail Grant

May 17, 2019 Yesterday, the Federal Railroad Administration formally notified the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) that...

Newsom Team Releases Revised California High Speed Rail Plan

May 2, 2019 The new chairman of the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) yesterday released a project status update that...

California HSR Authority Responds to FRA Attempt to Cancel Their Grant

March 8, 2019 On March 4, the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) issued a formal response to the Federal Railroad...

Infrastructure and Climate Change – Balancing Government Dollars vs Market-Based Solutions

March 1, 2019 On February 26, the full House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing entitled, “Examining How...

Population Density and High-Speed Rail

March 1, 2019 With the recent decision of the Governor of California to slow down (at a minimum) plans for construction of the...

DOT Says It Will Withhold Final $929 Million from California High Speed Rail Project

February 20, 2019 Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation said it will not pay the California High Speed Rail Authority...

Rapid-Response Webinar: What Went Wrong with California High-Speed Rail?

  When: 4:00pm ET, Thursday, February 14, 2019 Where: Via webinar     California Governor Gavin...

Why the California Bullet Train Project Failed: 7 “Worst Practices”

February 13, 2019 California Governor Gavin Newsom (D)'s announcement yesterday that he was curtailing plans to construct a...

Calif. Governor Scales Back Commitment to Statewide High Speed Rail

February 12, 2019 Earlier today, new governor of California, Gavin Newsom (D), told state legislators in his first "State of the...

WMATA Urges Congressional Action on Railcar Supply Concerns, As EU Rejects Siemens-Alstom Merger

February 8, 2019 This week, the director of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) told Congress that he has...

“Green New Deal” Outline Introduced in House, Senate

February 8, 2019 Yesterday, progressive Members of Congress introduced a non-binding resolution calling on Congress to adopt a...

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