Cost Climbs By $2.8 Billion For California Bullet TrainOfficials increased the cost estimate for the first phase of California's high speed rail project by 35 percent on Tuesday, to $10.6 billion.
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California Rail Project Gives $700M Contract To ConsultantThe board unanimously approved the seven-year deal with the New York-based company on Tuesday at its meeting in Los Angeles.
High-Speed Rail Foes Converge In Downtown LAThe 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.
Opposition Continues To Mount Against Bullet TrainThe 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.
Construction Begins On California's Bullet TrainCalifornia 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.
Feds Approve Next Leg Of California Bullet-Train LineThe 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.
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.
Calif. Seeks Appellate Hearing On High-Speed RailIn 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.
Bullet Train Timeline Unchanged Despite SetbacksThe 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.
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.
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."