Transportation

Team chosen for second phase of high-speed rail

It will cost less than expected to build the second leg of California's $68 billion high-speed rail system, which will run from Fresno to north of Bakersfield.

Rail authority releases Q1 jobs report

More than 190 small businesses worked on the high-speed rail project during the first fiscal quarter, including 44 in the Central Valley, according to a new report by the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

Lamoure’s faces fine, cleanup for land in rail’s path

The former Lamoure’s Cleaners location at 1304 G St. in downtown Fresno is in the path of the state’s high-speed rail program. But the family owners still face a state fine and cleanup costs for the property.A former dry-cleaning business in downtown Fresno is facing an $18,000 fine and the cost of an environmental assessment and cleanup on property that will soon be taken over and leveled by the state’s high-speed rail authority.

Bakersfield forum to explain third bullet train contract

The California High-Speed Rail Authority will host an industry forum in Bakersfield Dec. 5 as it seeks a design-build contractor for the third phase of the bullet train in the Central Valley.

Fresno airport adds third screening lane

A third security screening lane has been added at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport making the pre-boarding process faster for passengers.

Fresno deemed friendly for ridesharing services

A recent report gave Fresno an "A" grade for accommodating ridesharing services while its regulations for taxi companies were also friendly.

Fresno meeting to precede high-speed rail work

With construction beginning soon on the high-speed rail project's first segment through the Central Valley, planners have scheduled an open house in Fresno Nov. 13 to tell the public all about it.

Sanger approves Academy Avenue improvements

Academy Avenue in SangerThe Sanger City Council voted this week to approve a project to widen and improve Academy Avenue between 11th Street and North Avenue.

Study: Owning car cheaper than paid rides in Fresno

For Fresno residents, owning a car is still cheaper than using ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft.  This was the finding of a recent study by personal finance site NerdWallet.

High court clears bullet train but problems remain 


Problems remain for the state's high-speed rail project as construction continues.(AP) — California will forge ahead with plans to build the nation's first bullet train by buying land in the Central Valley and demolishing buildings in the path of the $68 billion rail line after the state Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal from opponents of the project.