THE FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION IS ATTEMPTING TO TERMINATE ALL FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE HIGH SPEED RAIL PROJECT!
Links for Information pertaining to the FRA action to claw back funding:
Exhibit A: Fiscal Year 2010 Agreement, as amended
Exhibit G: Funding Contribution Plan Correspondence
Exhibit H: Detailed Quarterly Budget Correspondence
Exhibit I: Project Management Plan Correspondence
Exhibit J: Annual Work Plan Correspondence
NEWS & PRESS RELEASES!
02/13/19: LA Times: Pumping the breaks on bullet train
9/18/18 – LA Times, “California bullet train picks its path between Burbank and Palmdale” by Ralph Vartabedian
08/17/17 – Los Angeles Daily News, “Shrink San Gabriel Mountains National Monument? Public tells Trump ‘no’: Judy Chu” By Judy Chu, D-Pasadena, is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing California’s 27th District.
10/05/16 – KPCC – AirTalk, “Checking in on California’s controversial bullet train proposals” With Larry Mantle, Guests: Megan McCarty, KPCC Reporter, Karo Torossian, director of planning and the environment for Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, and Paul Dyson, President of Rail Passenger Association of California and Nevada, an organization that supports the expansion of passenger rail projects.
07/22/15 – Yahoo Finance News, “SENER Takes Part in the California High Speed Line” The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), has awarded SENER (a Spain based company) the contract to develop the engineering and environmental services for the Palmdale to Burbank section of the California high speed line.
02/03/15 – Public radio station, KCRW (89.9 FM), presented a feature on our communities’ battle vs. high speed rail on Feb. 3. Our situation was discussed on “Which Way LA” hosted by Warren Olney and featuring Saul Gonzalez’s report.
Here is the audio of the entire segment, with commentary between host Warren Olney and reporter/producer Saul Gonzalez at the end. There is a segment about voting at the beginning, just be patient.
790 – KABC, “Doug McIntyre interviews Dave DePinto regarding the High Speed Rail’s proposed East Corridor”
01/14/15 – Los Angeles Times, “2,000 rally against plan to put high-speed rail in Angeles forest” By Dan Weikel. Coverage of the January 13th Train Wreck Meeting. Also appeared Jan. 18, 2015 in print in the Los Angeles Times, California Section, with the title “Critics protest forest rail route” By Dan Weikel.
01/16/17 – Wall Street Journal, “California’s Big Dig – Elaine Chao can take the train to Fresno off federal life support.” By WSJ Opinion Sign-in or Subscription required.
04/14/15 – The Fresno Bee, “$261 million set aside for potential high-speed rail cost overruns in Valley” By Tim Sheehan The HSR cost overruns begin…
01/14/15 – YAHOO News, “The twisted saga behind California’s bullet train” Subtitle: “It’s a bold vision!” “No, it’s an Obama-esque boondoggle!” What the Golden State’s war over high-speed rail says about America’s ability to do Big Things. By Andrew Romano.