Archive | 2014

Land purchases for initial construction way behind schedule

The contract signed with the design- build construction team led by Tutor Perini in August had a detailed list of properties that the CHSRA would have to buy and the date each parcel would be available to the contractor. The most recent report  on January 16th notes that there are significant delays.How far behind is […]

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What invoices are the FRA hiding?

At today’s Congressional hearing, Congressman Jeff Denham accused the FRA of failing to provided promised invoices from the project. He asked what they could be hiding. One invoice they may not want to share is a payment to former DOT official Roy Kienitz. Remember this guy? http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/05/25/2402531/feds-unlikely-to-budge-on-valley.html http://articles.latimes.com/2011/may/26/local/la-me-high-speed-rail-20110526 CARRD received invoices through a Public Records […]

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Post the *** packet!! / What exactly did Jeff Morales do?

We sent in the following letter to the CHSRA authority today.  For reference, here is the board resolution that retroactively okays everything Jeff Morales did. The accompanying memo does not shed much light on the issue. ————————————- We are writing to comment on agenda item #3 and to request that the full meeting packets be […]

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