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California High-Speed Rail Authority

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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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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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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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Bullet Train Cost Estimates Rise To $98.5 Billion

California’s bullet train will cost an estimated $98.5 billion to build over the next 22 years, a price nearly double any previous projection and one likely to trigger political sticker shock, according to a business plan scheduled to be unveiled Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/01/2011

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Report Calls For Major Changes To High-Speed Rail Plans

The state’s independent analyst on Tuesday called for major changes to California’s high-speed rail plans, including delaying the fast-tracked project and removing its oversight from an independent board.

05/10/2011

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Board OKs Extending California’s High-Speed Rail Line

Officials have decided to extend the first segment of California’s planned high-speed rail line in the Central Valley to Bakersfield.

12/20/2010

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Calif. High-Speed Rail Official To Resign Dec. 1

A Los Angeles transportation official is resigning from the panel overseeing California’s proposed $43-billion bullet train between Orange County and San Francisco.

11/17/2010

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Audit: $3M In Bullet Train Bills Paid Without Documentation

A state audit says the agency in charge of a proposed $43-billion bullet train linking San Francisco and Los Angeles paid nearly $3 1/2 million in bills without getting adequate documentation.

10/27/2010

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Travel By Calif. Bullet Train Officials Questioned

Ethics issues are being raised about overseas trips taken by California bullet train officials who are reportedly unable to detail costs and sponsors of the travel.

10/25/2010

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Calif. High-Speed Rail Project Gets $194M Grant

California is getting a $194 million federal grant to fund planning of a 520-mile high-speed rail line.

09/30/2010