HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » High-Speed Rail Authority...

Wed May 7, 2014, 07:23 PM

High-Speed Rail Authority approves Fresno-Bakersfield section [View all]

Source: The Fresno Bee

The California High-Speed Rail Authority approved the Fresno-to-Bakersfield section of its controversial bullet-train program -- the second section of what is planned to become the backbone of a statewide passenger train system.

The agency's board, meeting Wednesday in Fresno, voted to approve two separate actions for the 114-mile route.

Board members first certified the final 20,000-page version of its environmental impact report, intended to analyze how building and operating the rail system would affect homes, businesses, farms and wildlife habitat in the region between proposed stations in downtown Fresno and downtown Bakersfield, and detail how the agency will make up for those effects.

EARLIER STORY: High-speed rail plan attracts foes, supporters at Fresno hearing

Moments later, the board took a second vote, this time to approve the rail project and the preferred route from downtown Fresno to the northern outskirts of Bakersfield. That route generally runs near the existing BNSF Railway freight tracks, now shared by Amtrak passenger grains, between Fresno and Bakersfield.

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/05/07/3914799/high-speed-rail-board-approves.html?sp=/99/406/#storylink=cpy

Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/05/07/3914799/high-speed-rail-board-approves.html?sp=/99/406/


15 replies, 1669 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 15 replies Author Time Post
Reply High-Speed Rail Authority approves Fresno-Bakersfield section [View all]
Le Taz Hot May 2014 OP
NYC_SKP May 2014 #1
Tikki May 2014 #2
okaawhatever May 2014 #3
bananas May 2014 #4
Le Taz Hot May 2014 #6
allan01 May 2014 #5
savalez May 2014 #7
americannightmare May 2014 #8
Massacure May 2014 #9
Throd May 2014 #10
taught_me_patience May 2014 #11
Le Taz Hot May 2014 #12
Throd May 2014 #13
Xithras May 2014 #14
miyazaki May 2014 #15