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California Rail Project Gives $700M Contract To Consultant

The board unanimously approved the seven-year deal with the New York-based company on Tuesday at its meeting in Los Angeles.

06/09/2015

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High-Speed Rail Foes Converge In Downtown LA

The board behind California’s high-speed rail project faced fierce opposition Tuesday from community leaders and Southern California residents who expect to be affected by construction of the bullet train.

06/09/2015

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Opposition Continues To Mount Against Bullet Train

The Los Angeles Times reports protesters in the city of San Fernando took over an open house meeting held by the California High-Speed Rail Authority Thursday evening and demanded answers about the project’s impact on their community.

05/30/2015

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Construction Begins On California’s Bullet Train

California broke ground Tuesday on its $68 billion high-speed rail system, promising to combat global warming while whisking travelers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours.

01/06/2015

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Feds Approve Next Leg Of California Bullet-Train Line

The U.S. Department of Transportation gave its approval Friday for work to begin on the second leg of California’s proposed $68 billion high-speed rail line, endorsing the state’s environmental review for the section running between Fresno and Bakersfield.

06/27/2014

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Lt. Gov. Breaks With Brown And Says He No Longer Supports Bullet Train

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, once a strong supporter of California’s high-speed rail project, says he has changed his mind and no longer backs it.

02/14/2014

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Calif. Seeks Appellate Hearing On High-Speed Rail

In a filing Monday, the administration asks the state appellate court to overturn a Sacramento County Superior Court judge’s rulings in a lawsuit filed by Kings County farmers and landowners.

02/10/2014

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Bullet Train Timeline Unchanged Despite Setbacks

The California High-Speed Rail Authority lowered its estimated future revenue based on new ridership projections in a report released Friday that also slightly lowered the project’s $68 billion price tag.

02/07/2014

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California To Owe Feds $180M For High-Speed Rail

California officials sought Wednesday to reassure congressional Republicans that the state will be able to match billions of dollars in federal funding for the state’s high-speed rail project.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/15/2014

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Calif. Bullet Train In Limbo After Legal Setbacks

Officials overseeing California’s $68 billion high-speed rail project have taken pains in recent weeks to assure the public that construction plans are moving ahead, characterizing a series of recent setbacks as “a bump in the road.”

01/02/2014

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Bullet Train Project In Danger After Judge Blocks Sale Of Bonds

A Sacramento County Superior Court judge is blocking the sale of bonds to build California’s bullet train and has rejected the state’s funding plan, jeopardizing the future of the project.

11/25/2013

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Work Begins On Calif. Bullet Train, Locals Angry

Five years ago, California voters overwhelmingly approved the idea of bringing a bullet train to the nation’s most populous state.

10/20/2013

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Poll: Voters Turn Against California Bullet Train

A new poll finds a majority of California voters want the $68-billion bullet train project stopped and consider it a waste of money.

09/28/2013

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Board Seeks $8.6B In Calif. High-Speed Rail Bonds

The California High-Speed Rail Authority voted Monday to issue nearly $8.6 billion in taxpayer-approved bonds to build the nation’s first bullet train.

03/18/2013

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Revised Plan For High-Speed Rail System Adds Anaheim To Route

The state’s proposed high-speed rail line may once again be back on track with a stop in Anaheim.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/13/2012

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