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Old Posted Jul 29, 2022, 7:48 PM
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I'm fine with an offshoot along the 1-5, as long as it's just that, an offshoot. After phase 1 and 2 are that could be built. But the first phase absolutely must run through the large central valley cities
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Old Posted Jul 30, 2022, 6:48 PM
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That Vox video also completely ignores that the Central Valley on its own is larger than 30 US states population wise and would be quite a large state separately too. So there's plenty of need for rail services in that part of the state on its own and having it form the backbone of the HSR corridor is just the right way to future proof the project.
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California high-speed rail wins $25 million U.S. grant, seeks $1.3 billion more

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Aug. 11, 2022

"WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - California's High-Speed Rail Authority said Thursday it won $25 million in new federal grant funding to advance its project beyond 119 miles under construction, while pursuing an additional $1.3 billion award..."

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/cal...re-2022-08-11/
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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop idea was just a ruse to kill California’s high-speed rail project

https://www.fresnobee.com/opinion/ed...264451076.html
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2022, 9:32 PM
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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop idea was just a ruse to kill California’s high-speed rail project

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Not surprising. Such a duplicitous spaz.
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Construction Progress

Just looked over the drone videos on the Drone Zone's youtube channel found here: https://www.youtube.com/c/DRONEZONEFlyovers/videos

There is a lot of activity on the Hanford Viaduct, and even those videos are a month old. I was really surprised at the the progress on Veterans Blvd in Fresno (It's called Golden State Blvd realignment on the youtube channel). The bridge over the freight lines and high speed rail is done (and has been done for a while, but there is now LOTS of work in progress for the overpass of the new Golden State Blvd. realignment and the rest of the interchange over the freeway. Also noticed in another video that the freight line has finally been moved so construction can be completed next to State Route 180 under the rail spur and the canal for the trench. All in all there is quite a bit of progress on many bridges and structures that I hadn't seen. Well worth the view.

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That Drone Zone channel does some good videos even if theres no narration and the public domain music is just dreadful. I've beeen watching those whenever they come out to scratch my itch between Four Foot corridor tours. Speaking of which that guy hasnt uploaded a video in ages.
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Yeah the four foot had really high quality vids.
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The Four Foot recently replied to someone on Twitter and said he wasn't sure he'd be able to make it to California this year. (He's a freight train engineer, and that job is not very compatible with having spare time, from what I hear!) I believe his last batch of CaHSR videos were recorded last August.

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^ Yeah, I figured his real job as an engineer has limited his ability to do youtube. His raw insight into what it's really like to be on a train crew is pretty illuminating. Certainly strips much of the romance of railroad lore out of it. The modern Class 1 railroad work culture sounds terrible... Just look at what was in the news recently about the potential for a nationwide strike amongst rail workers to protest the unlivability of it all.
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