7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

California high-speed rail’s plan for the future

(Source: Streetsblog San Francisco, October 9, 2018)

SAN FRANCISCO — The California High-Speed Rail Authority is striving to get some kind of starter service — from Silicon Valley to the San Joaquin Valley — operational by 2029, and maybe even a service that connects with Amtrak’s San Joaquins as early as 2026. The hope is that once a useful service is operational and heavily used, it will be easier to realize the completion of the entire project from Los Angeles to the Bay Area. This would follow the development pattern of BART or of the Los Angeles subway and LRT system, both of which were derided as failures during initial phases of their constructions. But once the first segments opened, and ridership started to grow, things changed. Now, of course, politicos fight to get extensions of these services to their cities.

Full story: www.sf.streetsblog.org

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

AAR: Rail traffic down again for week ending November 16
TCRC says “no substantive progress” with CN as strike enters fourth day
TCRC: Propane shortage appears largely manufactured by CN
Canada’s federal ministers focused on collective bargaining to resolve CN strike
Shippers shift to trucks as CN strike enters third day
CN strike rattles Canada’s supply chain
CN strike disrupts steel, copper trade with U.S.
Durbin introduces bill to improve Amtrak on-time performance
KCS deploys CloudMoyo artificial intelligence platform
BNSF Railway claims California counties unlawfully charge them a higher tax rate
Developers say Houston-Dallas bullet train is still on track as project clears another hurdle
Santa Train packing party brings back old memories, creates new ones
RRB Q&A: Credit for military service under the Railroad Retirement Act
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines