First Cost Overruns for California’s Unbuilt Bullet Trains Arrive
Mar28

First Cost Overruns for California’s Unbuilt Bullet Trains Arrive


  In a surprise to absolutely no one, there are now predictions that the total cost of the first phase of California’s bullet train system will exceed estimates. The first segment of the first phase, about 29 miles long, is already under construction between Avenue 17 in Madera County and East American Avenue in Fresno County.  According to the Los Angeles Times, changes requested after the start of construction by...

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Crenshaw/LAX Rail Line Gets Help From Boring Harriet
Feb01

Crenshaw/LAX Rail Line Gets Help From Boring Harriet


Today, an earth boring machine dubbed “Harriet” was lowered into position to begin drilling tunnels linking three underground stations on the city’s new Crenshaw/LAX light rail line. Harriet will dig links between the Expo/Crenshaw station, the Martin Luther King Jr. station, and the Leimert Park Stations. It’s part of Los Angeles’ two billion dollar project connecting the big airport, the Green Line, and...

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LA Lets ONT Fly Solo
Aug06

LA Lets ONT Fly Solo


The decades long dispute between the city of Los Angeles and the city of Ontario over Ontario International Airport is apparently over.  L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti and Ontario’s acting mayor Alan Wapner announced that the two cities have reached an agreement for Los Angeles will give up control of the suburban airport. Los Angeles has controlled ONT since the late 1960’s when Ontario approached L.A. about running things out...

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Neighbor News: Vegas Monorail May Finally Finish its Trip
Jun02

Neighbor News: Vegas Monorail May Finally Finish its Trip


Las Vegas’ beleaguered monorail may finally get the link it needs to become successful. KSNV Television reports that the city may finally be ready to extend the monorail from the Strip district down to McCarren Airport. The original concept for the monorail included using it as a link between the very busy airport and the Strip tourist hub. But the reality is much different. The monorail currently ends at the MGM Grand resort, a...

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