Tag Archives: high-speed rail

RETRIBUTION: Trump Cancels Funding For CA Bullet Train After State Leads Suit To Block Fake Emergency

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Trump administration said Tuesday it would cancel almost $1 billion in funding for the California high-speed rail network, casting doubt on whether the state will be able to complete even the first phase of the troubled project. In a letter to state officials, Federal Railroad Administrator Ronald Batory said the administration is planning to …

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Trump Demands “Money Back Now” For CA Bullet Train

NBC News reports: President Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom traded tweets Wednesday over federal funding for the state’s scaled-back bullet train project. “California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars,” Trump said. “They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars. We want that money …

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CALIFORNIA: Governor Pulls Plug On LA-SF Bullet Train

Sacramento’s CBS affiliate reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday he’s abandoning a plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, a project with an estimated cost that has ballooned to $77 billion. “Let’s be real,” Newsom said in his first State of the State address. “The current project, as planned, would cost too much …

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CA Senate Approves High-Speed Rail

In a narrow vote, the California Senate has allocated $8B for the beginning of a high-speed rail system. The vote was dramatic because it barely passed with just 21 votes, exactly the number needed, after some arm-twisting by Governor Brown and under pressure of losing $3.3 billion in federal funding. A number of Democratic senators, including three who served on …

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Coming Soon To America, Right After Your Jetson’s Flying Car & Home Holodeck

The Federal Railroad Administration says to be patient: With the successful completion of the original phases of the Northeast Corridor (NEC) Improvement Project offering Amtrak’s maximum 150 mph Acela train service between Washington, New York, and Boston, efforts to develop high-speed intercity passenger rail service have expanded beyond the NEC. However, just as the Interstate Highway System took 50 years …

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Chinese May Bankroll High Speed Mag-Lev Train Between Los Angeles & Las Vegas

Proponents of a high-speed rail service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas say a Chinese bank is willing to bankroll the project to the tune of $7B. The California-Nevada Super Speed Train Commission still has several hurdles to clear before it could move ahead with plans to develop the project between Las Vegas and Anaheim, Calif. The commission late Monday …

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