CHSRA Track and Systems

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rickycourtney

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LA Times: Facing war with Trump, troubled California bullet train pushes biggest contract ever

Here's the part I found most interesting, (emphasis mine):
The agency took a key step last week toward issuing a 30-year-long contract to install track, set up high-voltage electrical lines, create a digital signaling system, build a heavy maintenance train garage and obligate future maintenance of the equipment and track.

It would cover future track from San Jose to Bakersfield, more than half the proposed Los Angeles-to-San Francisco system. It would lock the state into a maintenance contract, as well as equipment, on segments that it currently does not have money to build.

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Under the federal grants, California has to complete 119 miles of rail structures and install track in the Central Valley by 2022, but there is no requirement for electrical power, signals or a maintenance facility.
 

neroden

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They need to build a maintenance facility, signals, and electrical equipment. I mean, who are some of these naysayers kidding. This needs to happen. The state will round up the money to build to San Jose.
 
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