Posts Tagged ‘HSR’

Sep
2015
3

Everything’s Bigger In Texas, Including High-Speed Rail (Hopefully!)

Everything's Bigger In Texas, Including High-Speed Rail (Hopefully!)
  Plans to connect North Texas by high-speed rail (HSR) continue to move along despite political opposition.  In early August the Regional Transportation Council decided to pay $4.5 million through 2018 to keep planning efforts in place for the portion of the system that would connect Arlington, Fort Worth, and Dallas.  The second phase of...
Apr
2015
9

“You’ve Got to Put Something in the Ground”: Future of the CA Building Trades is Brighter than Ever

  As he spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the state’s high-speed rail system, Governor Jerry Brown praised construction workers and their leadership in helping move California’s economy forward.  At the height of the economic recession the State Building and Construction Trades Council (SBCTC) saw unemployment soar to 60 percent...
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Aug
2014
6

Massive Court Decision Clears the Way for High-Speed Rail in California

Massive Court Decision Clears the Way for High-Speed Rail in California
  In California, a panel of appellate judges decided that the California High-Speed Rail (HSR) Authority can move forward with the sale of $8.6 billion in bonds to fund its new transportation network. The HSR line will stretch from San Francisco to Los Angeles.   The ruling forces Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kinney to vacate...
Jul
2014
21

The Train in Training: Fresno Pre-Apprenticeship Program Preps Locals for HSR

The Train in Training: Fresno Pre-Apprenticeship Program Preps Locals for HSR
  High-speed rail (HSR) is still coming around the mountain in California, and many cities are waiting with baited breath for the positive economic impact it has in tow. One such city is Fresno, where unemployed workers are being given an opportunity to ready themselves for upcoming apprenticeships that will come to the region during [&hellip...;
May
2014
6

Fresno-to-Bakersfield High-Speed Rail Route Expected to Be Approved This Week

Fresno-to-Bakersfield High-Speed Rail Route Expected to Be Approved This Week
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) will meet at Fresno City Hall this week to hear public comments on plans to approve a 144 mile segment of High-Speed Rail (HSR) that will connect Fresno and Bakersfield.  With a 20,000 page environmental impact report as its guide, the group will decide how to properly ensure the [&hellip...;
Feb
2014
12

ACTUAL SURVEY: Nearly 1 in 5 Taiwanese Say High-Speed Rail Has “Saved Romantic Relationships”

ACTUAL SURVEY: Nearly 1 in 5 Taiwanese Say High-Speed Rail Has
  High-Speed Rail (HSR) is a divisive issue. It has turned partisan in some instances, while other battles have been over the union vs. non-union aspect of its construction. News about the future of HSR is guaranteed to draw a strong response from all sides.  And though we’d love to spend some time discussing the [&hellip...;
Feb
2012
8

STUDY: By 2026, Florida High-Speed Rail Would Have Brought In Annual Surplus of $31 Million

STUDY: By 2026, Florida High-Speed Rail Would Have Brought In Annual Surplus of $31 Million
The analysis is in: the Tampa-to-Orlando high-speed rail (HSR) project that was shot down by Florida Governor Rick Scott would have been profitable for the state. The analysis, conducted by the Florida Department of Transportation and sent to the Federal Railroad Administration this past November, found that losing the $2 billion the U.S....