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Federal Ruling A Win For California’s Bullet Train

A federal agency that has jurisdiction over California’s bullet train says it has the authority to pre-empt state environmental law, creating uncertainty for numerous lawsuits fighting the project.

12/15/2014

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California To Break Ground On Bullet-Train In January

The authority didn’t say where in Fresno the January 6 groundbreaking ceremony announced Friday will be held.

12/12/2014

This rendering shows the design of the future Regional Connector station at 2nd St. and Hope in downtown LA. (Photo courtesy Metro)

Construction Gets Underway On $1.4B Light Rail Regional Connector

Metro passengers will eventually use the connector to take a single trip to reach far-flung suburbs from Azusa to Long Beach, according to officials.

09/30/2014

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Metro Plan Would Link Light Rail Systems In San Fernando, San Gabriel Valleys

Metro officials were scheduled Thursday to vote on a proposal for a light rail system that would connect the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys.

07/24/2014

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Feds To Give LA $670M In Grant Money To Connect LA Trains

Federal transit officials Thursday will announce a $670 million construction grant to build a light rail transit line that will connect three other rail lines in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/20/2014

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Environmental Group Threatens Lawsuit After City Council OKs Rail Yard

An environmental advocacy group threatened to file a lawsuit Thursday following a City Council vote to approve a new rail yard for the Port of Los Angeles.

05/09/2013

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Critics Warn Of Increased Pollution If Rail Yard Built Near Port Of LA

A vote by port officials Thursday could clear the way for a $500 million railway project at the Port of Los Angeles.

03/07/2013

Ontario To LA In 20 Minutes? Councilman Backs High-Speed Rail

The popular saying that “everywhere in L.A. takes 20 minutes” could take on a whole new meaning if one City Council member has his way.

01/23/2013

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Hahn: High-Speed Rail Project ‘Critical’ To Calif., U.S. Economy

A Southern California Congresswoman on Thursday defended plans for a high-speed rail project despite spiraling costs and concerns over its long-term viability.

12/06/2012

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Metro Asked To Explore Funding Options For LAX Light Rail

A proposed light rail extension spanning from LAX to downtown Los Angeles may have new life after transit officials were ordered to explore funding possibilities.

10/29/2012

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Commuters Pack Bus, Rail Lines To Dodge Sepulveda Pass Congestion

Would you endure multiple transfers on several bus and light rail lines in order to avoid the Sepulveda Pass?

07/16/2012

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USC Professor Warns Expo Line Crossings Unsafe For Students, Pedestrians

Serious concerns are being raised about safety at a number of crossings along the the Metro Expo Line in downtown Los Angeles.

05/29/2012

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‘Flawed’ Design In Expo Light Rail Line Prompts Calls For Inspection

The city’s newest light rail line faced increased scrutiny on Monday after officials discovered a critical design flaw that could raise the risk of train derailments.

05/21/2012

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Reduced Price Tag May Revive Plans For Calif. High-Speed Rail

Officials with the state board overseeing the project said they have managed to trim $30 billion off of the estimated $98 billion price tag.

CBS Los Angeles–04/02/2012

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LA Construction Workers Wary Of Jobs Boost From High-Speed Rail Project

A proposed multi-billion-dollar rail project was the target of skepticism from yet another group on Thursday.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/12/2012

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