Streetsblog L.A. Predictions for 2024
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by Joe Linton
2M ago
It’s time for Streetsblog L.A. editor Joe Linton to make some predictions for 2023. Note that in the past, my overly-rosy predictions were not all that successful, so don't take these for granted, either. Continued Metro Ridership Growth Prediction: Metro weekday transit ridership will surpass one million – by April. After restoring service cut at the outset of the pandemic, Metro has seen steady transit ridership growth throughout 2023. Earlier this month, Metro increased light rail service, so the ridership increases should continue. 2021 daily weekday ridership was around 500,000-800,000 ..read more
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Funding for Rail Projects: An Incomplete Roundup
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by Melanie Curry
3M ago
Note: GJEL Accident Attorneys regularly sponsors coverage on Streetsblog San Francisco and Streetsblog California. Unless noted in the story, GJEL Accident Attorneys is not consulted for the content or editorial direction of the sponsored content. The Federal Railroad Administration announced a handful of rail grants this week, among them $3 billion for the California’s High-Speed Rail program (CAHSR) and another $3 billion for the Brightline West High-Speed Rail from Las Vegas-to-Southern California. Those were not the only grants from the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rai ..read more
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Feds Award $3B for CA High-Speed Rail, and $3B for Vegas-to-LA HSR
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by Melanie Curry
3M ago
Today’s headlines mostly focus on a $3 billion federal grant for Brightline West, one of the largest-ever federal grants for a privately owned transportation project. In case you haven’t heard, Brightline West high-speed rail is planned to extend from Las Vegas to Southern California, just east of Los Angeles. This is great, historic big news for sustainable transportation connecting western states. But don’t lose sight of the arguably even better news that the California High-Speed Rail Authority also got its own, equally substantial chunk of federal funding. The U.S. Department of Transporta ..read more
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Fresno Aims High
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by Melanie Curry
4M ago
The fifth most populous city in California – that would be Fresno – hosted an international transportation innovations summit last week. Keynote speaker Gil Peñalosa encouraged city leaders to embrace making life in Fresno enjoyable and fun. “Playfulness and fun are what will make future cities economically competitive and attract residents and jobs,” he said. “Fun is not a frivolity,” he said. Fun and play not only positively affect mental and physical health, they are key to a city’s economic prosperity. “And the only way people in Fresno will be physically active is if they walk, bike, and ..read more
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What Will It Take to Build a Bullet Train in Texas?
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by Amal Ahmed
6M ago
For more than a decade, a private company called Texas Central has been promising, and struggling, to build a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston, two of the state’s largest cities. By 2020, the company boasted, Japanese-style bullet trains would take passengers 240 miles in about 90 minutes – less than half the time it would take to drive the same distance.  Needless to say, it didn’t happen. Most of the land on the bullet train’s proposed route is privately owned, and landowners weren’t eager to sell, forcing Texas Central to fight an uphill battle to gain the powe ..read more
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Can California’s High Speed Rail Be Built Faster?
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by Melanie Curry
7M ago
Can the state complete its Los Angeles-to-San Francisco bullet train project faster? The answer is yes, with stronger cooperation and buy-in from state and federal leaders. That was the conclusion of a panel hosted by Streetsblog this week on how to accelerate the pace of construction on California High-Speed Rail. The panel was hosted by Streetsblog San Francisco editor Roger Rudick and sustainable transportation advocate Carter Lavin, and included Boris Lipkin, the Northern California Regional Director of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, and Eric Eidlin, Station Planning Manager for ..read more
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Event: Complete California High-Speed Rail in Five Years?
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by Roger Rudick
7M ago
The California High-Speed Rail project will fundamentally transform how people move around the state, spur economic growth, and create a cleaner environment–and construction continues every day on the project with service slated to start in the Central Valley in 2030. Save the Date: Wednesday, August 16, 6-7 p.m. Pacific., 9-10 p.m. Eastern. But wait, why 2030? That means it’ll be another seven years just to finish a project that’s already substantially completed, and then just from Merced to Bakersfield. Meanwhile, China is building thousands of miles of HSR in less time. Moreover, the U.S ..read more
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High-Speed Rail Update: Another Piece Completed
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by Melanie Curry
8M ago
Note: GJEL Accident Attorneys regularly sponsors coverage on Streetsblog San Francisco and Streetsblog California. Unless noted in the story, GJEL Accident Attorneys is not consulted for the content or editorial direction of the sponsored content. The California High-Speed Rail Authority this week celebrated the completion of another piece of the project that will one day extend from the Bay Area to Los Angeles: the McCombs Road overcrossing in Kern County. That’s the fifth major infrastructure piece completed this year alone. This project realigned McCombs Road slightly to take traffic over b ..read more
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California Needs Leadership on Electric Rail
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by Adriana Rizzo
8M ago
In April, the California Air Resources Board passed a historic In-Use Locomotive Rule to regulate emissions from rail operations. Under the ruling, all locomotives built after 2035 operating in California will be required to be zero emission. However, the rule is agnostic as to what type of zero emission technology should be used. Two technologies are receiving consideration: electrification via overhead wires (catenary electrification) and hydrogen. Caltrain has pursued electrification, the global standard for zero-emissions rail, while Metrolink is exploring hydrogen trains, an experimental ..read more
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How California’s High Speed Train Could Arrive and Depart DTLA’s Upgraded Union Station
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by Brian Addison
9M ago
The California High Speed Rail Authority—the State’s governmental arm overseeing its attempt to build a high speed train that will eventually connect nearly the entire state along the coast—has released a new animation that shows what the train will look like entering the proposed upgraded and expanded Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. There are two projects discussed here: The state’s high speed rail program and “Link US,” the program overseeing the Union Station upgrades. Last year, the Metro board greenlit an initial pre-construction phase for “Link US,” a highly-anticipated program t ..read more
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