Sunday , November 19 2017

Initial Choices: High-Speed Rail To Pick Its Early Operator

The Board of the California High-Speed Rail Authority is expected to vote on an awarding a contract, likely to a European company, to be the line’s early train operator. The contract is a small fraction of the total cost of the rail line but represents a significant step toward making the bullet train a reality. Valley Public’s Radio’s Joe Moore and Jeffrey Hess discuss what the High-Speed Rail Authority is looking for and who has the inside track. Why does Deutsche Bahn seem to be the company with the best shot? They have run and overseen the German high-speed rail for some time. The way they are portrayed is they have a lot of experience but because of the way they have done their rail line, they are not as flexible as some other companies. But they are the company that some think could deliver on a big priority that the California line which is to make a profit or at least run without a state subsidy, which is a requirement in the proposition that approved the line originally. Who
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