High speed rail

Transbay parcel slated for $45M sale for 45 percent affordable housing tower

With a recent $260 million bailout from The City, San Francisco’s Transbay…

 

Costs for the Transbay transportation and development project have nearly doubled since 2008. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF to bail out Transbay project after costs nearly double

San Francisco’s major Transbay transportation and development project has nearly doubled in…

 

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny questions attorney Stuart Flashman about his argument against California's high-speed rail project during a hearing Thursday in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Timing, cost of high-speed rail project face legal scrutiny

SACRAMENTO — Current state plans for a $68 billion high-speed rail system…

 

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, dignitaries and VIP's line up to sign a portion of the rail at the California High Speed Rail Authority ground breaking event, Tuesday, in Fresno, Calif. A transportation bill passed as part of the Democratic state budget would reduce the reporting requirements for the California High-Speed Rail Authority, which critics say is a move to lessen transparency on the controversial $68 billion project. The agency that oversees the project says it brings reporting in line with its annual budgeting and reporting cycles. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian, File)

Lawmakers cut reporting rules for California high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO — A measure approved by legislative Democrats this week cuts the…

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, dignitaries and VIP's line up to sign a portion of the rail at the California High Speed Rail Authority ground breaking event, Tuesday, in Fresno, Calif. A transportation bill passed as part of the Democratic state budget would reduce the reporting requirements for the California High-Speed Rail Authority, which critics say is a move to lessen transparency on the controversial $68 billion project. The agency that oversees the project says it brings reporting in line with its annual budgeting and reporting cycles. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian, File)

Judge OKs second phase of high-speed rail lawsuit

A Sacramento County Superior Court judge says a trial in the second…

High-speed rail should stay the course like the Golden Gate Bridge project did

As the radio and newspapers chronicle Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reversal of…

Jeff Chiu/2013 AP File photoThe modernization of Caltrain tracks is expected to reduce pollution by 90 percent

Details emerge on blending Caltrain with future high-speed rail

By 2019, Peninsula residents will see a much more efficient, quieter and…

Jeff Chiu/2013 AP File photoThe modernization of Caltrain tracks is expected to reduce pollution by 90 percent
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California bullet train in limbo after legal setbacks

Officials overseeing California's $68 billion high-speed rail project have taken pains in…

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AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Nov. 8

High-speed rail officials respond to setbacks

The board that oversees California's embattled $68 billion high-speed rail project was…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Nov. 8
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Monday

High-speed rail officials endorse 2nd rail segment

The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project endorsed a 114-mile route…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Monday
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Lawsuit over high-speed rail hinges on promises to voters

California’s high-speed rail authority is breaking the promises made to voters when…

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Courtesy RenderingThe rail authority reached the settlement with a group of Central Valley farmers who sued to block the bullet train on environmental grounds.

Settlement reached in high-speed rail lawsuit

SACRAMENTO — The California agency overseeing the state's effort to build the…

Courtesy RenderingThe rail authority reached the settlement with a group of Central Valley farmers who sued to block the bullet train on environmental grounds.

High-speed rail lawsuit will settle bond issue once and for all

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is using a legal maneuver to shield…

Courtesy RenderingCost increases might be leading to less support for the high-speed rail project.

California voter's supports for high-speed rail is slipping

Fewer than half of likely California voters support the state’s proposed high-speed…

Courtesy RenderingCost increases might be leading to less support for the high-speed rail project.

High-speed rail is the right step into future

Like some coal-powered locomotive puffing out black smoke, the naysayers are out…

Mirkarimi needs a real job

The Ross Mirkarimi hearings illustrate how useless “professional politicians” are. The sheriff…

Bill would improve egg-laying hens’ lives

Your editorial (“Bill’s defeat a win for animal welfare,” June 25) misrepresents…

Sign of the times: Because of new developments in construction and less federal funding than expected

Cost of California's high-speed rail may surge

A new report says California’s proposed high-speed railroad could cost state taxpayers…

Sign of the times: Because of new developments in construction and less federal funding than expected
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High-Speed Rail Authority hires first liaison to work with state legislature

Convincing the state legislature to support the most expensive public works project…

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If high-speed rail never happens, Transbay center will be a bus stop

Last August, government officials from across the country descended on San Francisco…