Riding the California high-speed rail in virtual reality

KALW » People wanting to ride California’s high-speed railroad have been stymied by many project setbacks. But people attending the August 11th opening of the Salesforce Transit Center got the next best thing — a virtual reality experience simulating a high-speed rail journey, complete with stations and train car designs.

2018-09-25T12:46:41+00:00August 12th, 2018|California, California High Speed Rail, High-Speed Rail|

Bullet train’s benefits to Southern California questioned at hearing

VC Star » Southern California officials have said few, if any, critical words about the state rail authority’s decision in 2016 to drop Los Angeles as the starting point of the first segment of the statewide bullet train. Rep. Alan Lowenthal broached the topic at a House rail subcommittee hearing on Thursday, asking state rail officials and other witnesses how he can justify the project to his constituents.

2018-09-25T12:45:21+00:00August 11th, 2018|California, California High Speed Rail, High-Speed Rail|

Why is progress on California’s high-speed rail moving so slow?

KCRA » Congressional leaders questioned Thursday why the state isn’t giving the high-speed rail the same streamlined environmental reviews that it has allowed for football stadiums and basketball arenas. At a congressional hearing Thursday morning in Sacramento, it was revealed that eight of the 10 segments are still going through their reviews of environmental impacts.

2018-09-26T15:04:45+00:00August 9th, 2018|California, High-Speed Rail|

New transit center to open in San Francisco sans bullet train

San Francisco Chronicle » When the center opens Sunday, that concourse will remain empty. It will likely stay that way for years. There is no firm timeline or funding source for the long-promised train service. While transportation officials seek to build momentum for this next phase, San Francisco City Hall is touting a new approach that could raise the cost to $6 billion from an already expensive $4 billion.

2018-09-26T15:19:27+00:00August 9th, 2018|California, High-Speed Rail, Metro Rail / Transit, Railways|

Federal Legislation & Regulation Congressional panel slates hearing on California high-speed rail project

Progressive Railroading » The House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials on Thursday will hold a field hearing in Sacramento, California, to review the status of the state’s high-speed rail project. The subcommittee will also examine the most recent modifications to the project’s business plan, which were released in June.

2018-08-08T14:40:33+00:00August 7th, 2018|California, California High Speed Rail, Design-Build, High-Speed Rail|

Congressional panel slates hearing on California high-speed rail project

Progressive Railroading » The House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials on Thursday will hold a field hearing in Sacramento, California, to review the status of the state’s high-speed rail project. The subcommittee will also examine the most recent modifications to the project’s business plan, which were released in June.

2018-09-27T07:31:47+00:00August 7th, 2018|High-Speed Rail, Project to Watch, Videos|
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