April 18, 2014

Calif. high-speed train in political storm

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown of California is riding into an election year on a wave of popularity and an upturn in the state’s fortunes. But a project that has become a personal crusade for him over the past two years — a 520-mile high-speed train line from Los Angeles to San Francisco — [...]

STB OKs Calif. high-speed project

SACRAMENTO – The California High-Speed Rail Authority won approval Thursday from a federal railroad oversight board to start construction this summer on the first leg of what would be the nation’s first bullet train. In a 67-page decision issued June 13, the Surface Transportation Board ruled 2-1 that the state could begin work on the [...]