Friday, February 24, 2012

City of Anaheim Press Release "Next Steps ARTIC groundbreaking"

The City of Anaheim has posted the following Press Release update regarding the ARTIC project...While no actual date has been set... (ground breaking was to be this spring)  It has been pushed back to the fall of this year.

ANAHEIM, CA - (February 23, 2012) - Momentum continues to build for the Anaheim Regional Transportation 
Intermodal Center – ARTIC – as the iconic transportation center project moves forward with plans for a 
groundbreaking this fall and grand opening in the fall of 2014. Upon completion ARTIC is projected to serve more 
than 10,000 commuters each day, and will increase mobility options for residents, business travelers and visitors to 
Anaheim, Orange County and the entire southern California region.

Another milestone in this grand project is the federal environmental approval recently garnered by the 
City of Anaheim and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) for ARTIC. On Feb. 21, ARTIC 
received a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for its Environmental Assessment from the Federal 
Transportation Authority (FTA), thus completing both state and federal environmental approvals for this project.

“By gaining final environmental approvals from both the federal and state government, ARTIC has cleared two 
significant hurdles that move the project much closer to groundbreaking,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. 
“The City of Anaheim is working closely with OCTA on the planning and construction of this state-of-the-art facility. 
ARTIC will make travel in Southern California easier and we all look forward to the completion of this project.”

Project documents are moving toward completion with the preparation of construction plans, permit review 
processes, and anticipated design completion in late spring. The next major ARTIC project milestone is project 
bidding, which is also on target for late spring and will be preceded by a pre-bid conference. Upon selection of a general contractor, 
construction is anticipated to start this fall.


Heres the link...

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nevada Rail Plan (meetings this week) in VEGAS!

{UPDATED}  From the CNIMP (Maglev Team) FB page....

The Nevada State Rail draft plan will be made available on the website by NDOT on Feb 13, after the Public Meeting. Everyone should review this draft and submit additional comments based on this document.

There were over 15 pages of comments received so far regarding input on the passenger rail projects. 100% of all related comments were strongly IN FAVOR of having a Maglev system to Anaheim, and 100% were strongly AGAINST having the DesertXpress system to Victorville."


If you can make to Vegas on (THIS MONDAY FEB. 13) the Nevada State Rail Plan has a public meeting from 15:30 to 18:30.  With a public question and statement period.  

We encourage everyone who can to go and support their voices for MAGLEV!

Heres the details and the website link.
Public Meeting – Las Vegas ( Feb. 13 )
Monday, February 13
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Desert Breeze Community Center
8275 Spring Mountain Rd.
Las Vegas

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

NEW E220 Freeway Video

We've come across this video (7:00min long) showcasing everything you need to know about the forecasted East/West 220 freeway running from Victorville to Palmdale.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tenerife Transrapid Website


We would encourage all of you to head over to the Tenerife (Spain) Transrapid website.  

About the meaning and purpose of this page
This website is created and funded by residents of the island of Tenerife, supporting the idea that instead of building an expensive and environmentally destructive railway A Transrapid connection. We are not a club or association, regardless of politics and industry, and represent only the freedom of free citizens. The site is still under construction and will also appear in Spanish, a comment function is planned.
Progress must be an end in itself, but he can not be rejected for ideological reasons, a flat rate, as it has become in many circles of fashion. The progress has to get his chance where it makes sense really, and this is the Transrapid our opinion, for the island of Tenerife. The traffic situation with one of the highest car densities in the world (~ 800 cars per 1,000 inhabitants) is unacceptable and cries for a solution, and is certainly not on a massive land use by a monstrous rail project with 40 km (!) Tunnels in volcanic rock, which, according testimony of construction experts would be almost impossible to finance anyway.
May the reason prevail this time!

You can visit here:

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