California sells $1.2 billion of bonds to finance construction of bullet train in the Central Valley – LA Times

The California treasurer sold $1.2 billion in high-speed rail bonds Thursday, which would be tapped for Central Valley construction. Source: California sells $1.2 billion of bonds to finance construction of bullet train in the Central Valley – LA Times
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New to California roads: Cars with no drivers behind the wheel? – East Bay Times

California regulators are loosening restrictions on driverless cars, potentially allowing for testing of fully autonomous vehicles with no driver required to be at the wheel as early as this year. Source: New to California roads: Cars with no drivers behind the wheel? – East Bay Times
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Southern California regulators approve smog plan with tougher refinery rules, voluntary measures for ports – LA Times

The South Coast Air Quality Management District considers a smog-reduction plan aimed at curbing the nation’s worst smog over the next 15 years Source: Southern California regulators approve smog plan with tougher refinery rules, voluntary measures for ports – LA Times
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U.S. Department of Transportation puts off OK of key $647-million grant related to California’s bullet train – LA Times

The U.S. Department of Transportation has deferred a decision on a $647-million grant that would help  Caltrain electrify a section of track between San Jose and San Francisco, a project crucial to California’s struggling high-speed rail project. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation puts off OK of key $647-million grant related to California’s bullet train – LA […]
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High-speed rail taking shape even as opponents seek to kill it – San Francisco Chronicle

FRESNO — For many Californians, the plan to run high-speed trains between San Francisco and Los Angeles remains in the realm of fantasy. The project is short on cash, behind schedule and in the crosshairs of Republicans in Congress who’ve asked the Trump administration to hold back federal support for a key piece of the […]
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