hsr http://kvpr.org en Fresno Chef Gets New Start With High Speed Rail http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-chef-gets-new-start-high-speed-rail <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Daniel Ruiz moved with his family from Seattle to Fresno to take care of his parents about a year ago. But found it really hard to find a job.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I pretty much was on the verge of going homeless.," Ruiz says. "I’m a family man with three children."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He looked up and down the Valley for any descent paying job, but found none.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:47:32 +0000 Ezra David Romero 35026 at http://kvpr.org Fresno Chef Gets New Start With High Speed Rail With Cap-And-Trade Money And Lawsuits, High Speed Rail At Critical Juncture In 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/cap-and-trade-money-and-lawsuits-high-speed-rail-critical-juncture-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California’s $68 billion high speed rail project ran into a rough stretch of track late last year, with judge ruling that the project has failed to comply with financing and environmental review requirements in 2008's voter-approved &nbsp;Proposition&nbsp;</span>1A<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. While those rulings and a separate lawsuit about the sale of $8.6 billion in bonds, didn't stop work on the project, they did cast serious doubt about how the rail authority plans to move forward.</span></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:56:19 +0000 Joe Moore 26839 at http://kvpr.org With Cap-And-Trade Money And Lawsuits, High Speed Rail At Critical Juncture In 2014 Governor's Possible Budget Move on Cap and Trade Gets Mixed Reactions http://kvpr.org/post/governors-possible-budget-move-cap-and-trade-gets-mixed-reactions <div><p>Environmental groups are reacting to the possibility that California Governor Jerry Brown’s budget may propose using cap and trade revenue for High Speed Rail. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, the state has generated $530 million from the greenhouse gas emissions reduction program.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 01:13:33 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 26809 at http://kvpr.org Governor's Possible Budget Move on Cap and Trade Gets Mixed Reactions After Delays, High-Speed Rail Project to Start This Summer http://kvpr.org/post/after-delays-high-speed-rail-project-start-summer <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The opening phase of California’s high-speed rail project is scheduled to break ground this summer – and the project’s CEO is promising no further delays.&nbsp;</span></p><p>But as Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, it’s already behind what Governor Jerry Brown promised just last year.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:00:57 +0000 Ben Adler 11348 at http://kvpr.org After Delays, High-Speed Rail Project to Start This Summer High Speed Rail Systems Team Up to Pursue Trains http://kvpr.org/post/high-speed-rail-systems-team-pursue-trains <p></p><div><p>The California High Speed Rail Authority will work with Amtrak to seek out manufacturers of high speed trains. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, the two systems hope by teaming up they can lower costs.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Amtrak and the California High Speed Rail Authority say by working together they hope to advance high speed projects on both the east and west coast. </span></p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:12:20 +0000 Amy Quinton 9556 at http://kvpr.org High Speed Rail Systems Team Up to Pursue Trains Federal Government Approves High Speed Rail Construction Plans http://kvpr.org/post/federal-government-approves-high-speed-rail-construction-plans <p>The federal agency that oversees the nation's railroad system has officially approved plans for the first leg of California's controversial high speed rail system.</p><p>The Federal Railroad Administration's approval on Wednesday was a necessary step to allow construction to begin early next year on the Fresno to Merced component of the system.&nbsp;</p><p>The approval by the FRA&nbsp;will allow the California High Speed Rail Authority to proceed with purchasing right-of-way from landowners for the system.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:20:59 +0000 Joe Moore 4278 at http://kvpr.org Federal Government Approves High Speed Rail Construction Plans Study Suggests Environmental Benefits From High Speed Rail http://kvpr.org/post/study-suggests-environmental-benefits-high-speed-rail <p>A new study suggests that the proposed high speed rail project could have big environmental benefits for California.</p><p>The study, released by UC Berkeley, compared the future sustainability of high speed rail with plane and car travel. It found a mature high speed rail system would use less energy and produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions.</p><p>Researchers accounted for more fuel efficient cars and planes in the future. And they looked at different levels of ridership when calculating greenhouse gas emissions.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:31:36 +0000 Amy Quinton 1287 at http://kvpr.org Study Suggests Environmental Benefits From High Speed Rail Governor Brown Signs High Speed Rail Funding Bill http://kvpr.org/post/governor-brown-signs-high-speed-rail-funding-bill <p>California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that allows initial construction of a high speed train.<br /> Amy Quinton reports from San Francisco.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:55:36 +0000 Amy Quinton 596 at http://kvpr.org Governor Brown Signs High Speed Rail Funding Bill High speed rail releases revised environmental study http://kvpr.org/post/high-speed-rail-releases-revised-environmental-study <p>The California High Speed Rail Authority has released a Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report for the project section between Fresno and Bakersfield. The Authority has provided alternative routes in response to public dissatisfaction with the proposals in the original report released last year.</p><p>Frank Oliveira of the group Citizens for California High Speed Rail Accountability, says he&#39;s still concerned with the revised draft, as he isn&#39;t convinced the Authority has done what they can to understand the effects the high speed rail could have in the Valley.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 23:56:18 +0000 Gabriela Ornelas 538 at http://kvpr.org High speed rail releases revised environmental study On Valley Edition: High Speed Rail Controversy; Planning Fresno's Future http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-high-speed-rail-controversy-planning-fresnos-future <p>This week on Valley Edition, we talk about the future of California&#39;s troubled plan for high speed rail with the agency&#39;s President, Dan Richard. We also look at the big decision the Fresno City Council will make later this week on how to guide the city&#39;s growth for the next several decades.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 21:18:47 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1148 at http://kvpr.org High speed rail chair promises compensation, better communication for the Valley http://kvpr.org/post/high-speed-rail-chair-promises-compensation-better-communication-valley <p>After years of criticism and skyrocketing cost estimates, California&rsquo;s plan for high speed rail took a detour earlier this month, with the release of the project&rsquo;s new business plan. Supporters say the proposal is &ldquo;better, faster and cheaper&rdquo; and could save $30 billion when compared to previous cost estimates for the project.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:45:00 +0000 Joe Moore 578 at http://kvpr.org High speed rail chair promises compensation, better communication for the Valley On Valley Edition: High Speed Rail; Foster Care; The Germ http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-high-speed-rail-foster-care-germ <p>This week on Valley Edition, we talk about the recent critical report about the state&#39;s high speed rail plan, and get an international perspective from a Fresno Bee reporter who recently returned from Spain where he reported on the successes and failures of that country&#39;s bullet train system. We&#39;ll also talk about efforts to ensure the safety of children in protective care in California.</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 22:20:46 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1156 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: High Speed Rail Jobs; Reforming California http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-high-speed-rail-jobs-reforming-california <p>This week on Valley Edition, we talk about the job creation potential of California&#39;s planned high speed rail system with Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin. We also learn about plans to train the Valley&#39;s workforce to be ready for the hundreds of construction jobs that the project will create. Also on this week&#39;s program we look at the 100th anniversary of California&#39;s revolutionary experiment with direct democracy by looking ahead to the next century of reforms.</p> Tue, 04 Oct 2011 23:22:46 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1198 at http://kvpr.org On Quality of Life: High Speed Rail; Hi Tech Jobs http://kvpr.org/post/quality-life-high-speed-rail-hi-tech-jobs <p>Part I: High Speed Rail - As California&#39;s high speed rail system inches ever closer to breaking ground in 2012, criticism and opposition to the project is growing on a number of fronts. Valley farmers in Kings County have objected to the proposed alignment of the tracks through farms and dairies near Hanford. The State Senate voted last week to radically remake the High Speed Rail Authority and its board of directors. And in May, the non-partisan Legislative Analyst&#39;s Office issued a highly critical report of the project and its management. Wed, 08 Jun 2011 01:18:24 +0000 Joe Moore 1218 at http://kvpr.org