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Stan08
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« on: August 14, 2015, 12:30:36 PM »

Attempt To Halt The Project
http://calwatchdog.com/2015/08/14/court-weighs-documents-high-speed-rail-case/?PageSpeed=noscript
Back to the court(s)
Cap and Trade Funds?
http://calwatchdog.com/2015/07/18/high-speed-rail-dollars-cap-trade-targeted/
Not legal?
Washington, House blocking funds
http://calwatchdog.com/2015/06/11/house-obstructs-funding-for-ca-high-speed-rail-rail-authority/
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EnterDirtman
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2015, 05:37:06 PM »

 It's BS. Some people just don't want anything built.
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Stan08
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2015, 09:42:22 PM »

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It's BS. Some people just don't want anything built.
  Some people don't want anything built! Some people equals 87% of Californians polled do not want the Bullet Train built. Instead polled respondents want existing infrastructure (roads, highways, bridges etc) repaired, maintained and upgraded.
From above linked article @ bottom Shocked
  But opponents to the project point out the fact that voters are not getting what they were promised back in 2008. The San Diego Union-Tribune highlighted these concerns regarding the high-speed rail project in an editorial:

  If Richard and the CHSRA are sincere about addressing local concerns, itís time they also sincerely address big-picture concerns, which hinge on legally binding promises made to state voters in 2008 to win passage of Proposition 1A. The measure provided $9.95 billion in bond seed money for the project.

  One of those promises was that construction would not begin until all the money was in hand to build a route that could be self-sustaining if full project funding wasnít available. The rail authority has never identified how it will pay for the $31 billion, 300-mile initial operating segment from Merced to the San Fernando Valley. Attorney General Kamala Harris declined to appeal the section of a broader Sacramento Superior Court ruling that concluded the state didnít have a legal business plan.

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Stan08
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2015, 01:06:52 PM »

Update
HSR still having land (right-of-way) purchase problems. Money, money issues HSR is slated to get 25% of annual cap-and-trade revenues, which is a significant sum in the coming years, helping put the project on a more stable financial footing. Cap-and-Trade has already generated $750million for all uses.
Link to article on HSR Blog > http://www.cahsrblog.com/

HYPERLOOP, Elon Musk's 800mph magnetic levitated tube train, hey-hey BARF RIDE!
Elon Musk's is IMO really awesome promoter, signing on big bucks hitters Oerlikon and engineering goliath Aecom.
Calwatch article > http://calwatchdog.com/2015/08/31/elon-musks-hyperloop-project-races-ahead/
Barf Ride article > https://pedestrianobservations.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/loopy-ideas-are-fine-if-youre-an-entrepreneur/

The Chinese HSR, will only a couple of routes make $$$$, the other routes still require heavy government funding.
Wiki link > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-speed_rail_in_China

Maybe a problem exist with futuristic planning based upon population demographics still focused upon Peak Oil-Burning Coal, e.g. hydro-carbons and the world's most valuable resource FRESH WATER. Earth's resources cannot sustain every countries' policies based upon GDP (Gross Domestic Product), i.e. mass consumerism.

Next update to this thread: Article snip entitled, "WE ARE F""KED" Shocked   

       
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Stan08
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2015, 04:23:59 AM »

Hyperloop propaganda from CNN http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2015/09/10/elon-evolution-the-hyperloop-experience.cnnmoney/index.html
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Deas Plant
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2016, 04:57:59 PM »

Hi, Folks.
                 Here is an article from Bloomberg View on the HSR project.  http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-06-28/california-hits-the-brakes-on-high-speed-rail-fiasco

Enjoy.
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You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.
Stan08
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2016, 09:54:52 PM »

Fiasco that is accurate
Hyper rail test
http://money.cnn.com/2016/05/11/technology/hyperloop-test-run/index.html?sr=cnnmoneybin060416hyperloop-test-run0900vodtop 
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