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Weight of new vehicles is causing all kinds of trouble; Two potential new Metrolink stations; $$ for HSR to fix up Fresno train depot; More

8:43 AM PDT on June 29, 2023

Future Fresno HSR Station rendering. Image courtesy CAHSRA

  • New vehicles are too heavy for transporting across the country (Slate)
  • Metrolink studying two potential new stations (Mass Transit)
  • There's a bus from Santa Cruz to Big Basin Redwoods State Park this summer (California State Parks)
  • Orange County considers moving cliffside railroad tracks inland (LA Times)
  • Mt. San Antonio College in Inland Empire gets a new transit center (Daily Bulletin)
  • High Speed Rail Authority receives $20 million for historic Fresno train depot (CAHSRA)
  • Amtrak train derails in Moorpark (15 injured, no deaths) (Daily Bulletin)
  • Encinitas declares emergency on bike safety; will spend $$ on a PR campaign, take a look at road design (San Diego Union Tribune)
  • The death cult of the American car (The American Prospect)
  • A bump in the bridge toll is only a partial route to transit agency survival (The Frisc)
  • Wind and solar power are keeping the power grid in Texas from collapsing (Heated)
  • Connecticut launches e-bike incentive program (CT Insider)
  • Exit interview with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (CalMatters)
  • East Coaster struggles to get a handle on California (Vanity Fair)

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