High Speed Rail

No, the debilitating lawsuits haven't been resolved, so the HSR Authority still can't tap the $10 billion in voter-approved bonds, but the new state budget based on cap-and-trade revenue for HSR is sparking inquiries from private investors.
4 days ago   Inside Bay Area
President Obama's 25 year vision for a nationwide revolution in High Speed Rail is stuck in the station.
Jan 17, 2012   The Washington Post
For those who missed it, Friday brought the end to the influential infrastructure focused blog -- The Infrastructurist
Jan 11, 2012   The Infrastructurist
If California doesn't start work on high speed rail by September, 2011, it will lose $3 billion in funding. If California does start work without securing future funding, it could end up with a $6 billion track to nowhere.
Jan 10, 2012   The Washington Post
Architect Peter Calthorpe lays out a forceful argument for the lower costs and higher benefits of constructing high speed rail versus expanded highways to serve the state's growing population and economic development.
Jan 10, 2012   San Francisco Chronicle
A 'peer review' committee advises that the legislature should refuse to authorize funding for the first phase of California's high speed rail project, citing a "immense financial risk" for the state.
Jan 6, 2012   Los Angeles Times
Atlantic Cities offers a review of ten of the worst urban transportation failures to take place in American cities in 2011.
Dec 30, 2011   Atlantic Cities
Per a USDOT press release on Monday, Secretary LaHood has OK'd an additional $928.6 million in funding for California high speed rail, keeping the funds out of reach from state Republicans who'd rather the money go to highway construction.
Nov 24, 2011   California High Speed Rail Blog
According to preliminary reports on the new business plan, the California High Speed Rail Authority's new estimate for the 800-mile system will be $98.5 billion - initially pegged at $43 billion, and will take an additional 13 years to build.
Nov 2, 2011   Los Angeles Times
On Tuesday, the California High-Speed Rail Authority announced that the cost of the project has tripled to nearly $99 billion, and federal funds for it don't exist yet--prompting some legislators' support to fizzle.
Nov 2, 2011   San Jose Mercury News
If the lack of funding doesn't kill it, lawsuits in northern, southern, and now central California might just do it. California Watch analyzes the lawsuits facing the CA High Speed Rail Authority in the three regions of the state.
Sep 20, 2011   California Watch via SF Chronicle