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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Google’s self-driving minivan will start test drives this month in California and Arizona – LA Times

Waymo, Google’s self-driving car division, will start testing its new fleet of minivans on public roads in California and Arizona this month. Source: Google’s self-driving minivan will start test drives this month in California and Arizona – LA Times
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California must keep up with driverless cars | The Sacramento Bee

Autonomous vehicles are being tested by 20 companies on California’s roads. To keep those companies around, and maybe lure Uber back from Arizona, regulators must be careful not to stifle innovation as the technology advances and the industry takes shape. Source: California must keep up with driverless cars | The Sacramento Bee
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The hunt for dollars to build the $64-billion bullet train – LA Times

The California High-Speed Rail Authority quietly approached federal officials in July to discuss an ambitious solution to its most pressing problem, one that has hung over the project for more than five years. Source: The hunt for dollars to build the $64-billion bullet train – LA Times
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