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Newsom’s shorter California bullet train plan likely to run out of money before completion

Published: 
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 5:43pm

The California bullet train project will probably run out of money before it can fulfill Gov. Gavin Newsom’s modest plan to build a high-speed operating segment between Bakersfield and Merced, according to a Times analysis of the state rail authority’s financial records.

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Metro’s $2-billion rail line from Mid-City to the South Bay will miss its 2019 deadline

Published: 
Wed, 11/21/2018 - 1:55pm

A $2-billion light-rail line that will add a key north-south connection to Los Angeles County’s growing transit network is facing several construction problems and will not open next year, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.

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State audit blames bullet train mismanagement for delays and price hikes

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Sun, 11/18/2018 - 2:44pm

A stinging state audit of the California bullet train project released Thursday found that flawed decision-making, organizational faults and poor contract management led to multibillion-dollar cost overruns and delays in construction.

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Europe Is Making Moves To Ditch Dirty Cars. Trump Wants More Of Them.

Published: 
Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:45am

Paris is a city with a vision: The end of the automobile age. Dependence on gas- and diesel-powered vehicles has come at a huge cost to Parisians’ health and the environment in the metropolis of 12 million people.

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California high-speed rail: A train to nowhere without a conductor

Published: 
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 3:16pm

 Everything was looking good Wednesday night at the High-Speed Rail Authority’s big meeting in Pacoima.