The funding will come from nearly $10 billion that voters approved for a California high-speed rail project as part of Proposition 1A in 2008, then projected to cost $40 billion. Total estimated cost to completion is about $ 77 Billion. It's the biggest infrastructure project in state history...ever.
“I’m Here for the Bonds !”
Emergence of “Lee”
The high-speed rail board approved $3.2 billion in funding Tuesday for two segments: $2.6 billion for a 119-mile leg connecting Fresno to Madera and $600 million to electrify a 55-mile stretch of existing Caltrain tracks in the San Jose Peninsula that will eventually connect with high-speed rail.
High-speed rail funding...
Ghost Quest for Funds
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California has applied for the assignment of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) environmental review responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act. This will enable more efficient environmental reviews and approvals required to advance the high-speed rail program. The FRA solicited public comment on the State’s application closed June 1, 2018.
The Railroader is a ghost from the days of the Transcontinental Railroad who travels through decades of time to deliver cash, gold, and bonds to an anxious banker. Meanwhile, in Mountain View California, the Senate Budget Appropriations Committee discusses with the California High Speed Rail Authority on the new High Speed Rail design, time-line for construction, bond allocations, and future funding. IMDb
Additional funding secured with generous help from Barclays, Wells Fargo, CHASE, Citibank, US Bank, B of A and Star One Credit Union.
Studio filming hardware upgrades and equipment purchases for sound track and music compositions completed.
Railroader Movie News
Trivia: The script called for a phone booth for the Railroader to make the call to the US Government Printing Office. Since there are very few phone booths left in the Bay Area, and to stay within budget, props used a British style phone booth at a local pub and then the pub scene was added close to the beginning of the movie. That entire scene turned out to be one of the most entertaining of all, and is featured in the trailer.
Railroader Teaser Trailer
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Major milestones and big advances mark the month of May for the High-Speed Rail project. In the past month, we celebrated creating 2,000 construction jobs in the Central Valley and you can read how the project has impacted the lives of some workers in this update. Plus, the Cedar Viaduct is our Featured Project as the work there is beginning to cross over State Route 99.