Caltrans to host statewide workshops

Caltrans will host seven public workshops and a webinar in March designed to gather public input on the draft California Transportation Plan (CTP).

FYI reports record passengers in '14

Fresno Yosemite International Airport saw a record number of arriving and departing passengers in 2014. 

Fresno Council of Governments to host final Ventura corridor meeting

The Fresno Council of Governments is hosting a community town hall meeting to present recommendations for a project to revitalize Ventura Avenue and Kings Canyon Road between First Street and Peach Avenue in Fresno.

Rail authority to buy 5,000 acres for mitigation

Property along the Kings River is among some 5,000 acres that the state's rail project authority plans to purchase of land mitigation purposes.The California High Speed Rail Authority plans to buy around 5,000 acres in the Central Valley as partial mitigation for ecologically sensitive habitat it will be buying in Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties.

California to begin work on nation's first bullet train 

An artist's rendering shows a vehicle overpass over Shaw Avenue near Highway 99 for the high-speed rail project. Photo via California High Speed Rail Authority(AP) — California's high-speed rail project reaches a milestone Tuesday as officials mark the start of work on the nation's first bullet train, which is designed to whisk travelers at 200 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours.

Year in Review: Transportation

An artist's rendering shows the high-speed rail train traveling through Fresno. Work begins January 6, 2015Long mired in delays before judges and government boards, high-speed rail planners cheered victories this past year, even as opposition lingered.

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.