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Tim Sheehan

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Tim Sheehan is a business reporter for The Fresno Bee and covers high-speed rail issues. He can be reached at tsheehan@fresnobee.com or 559-441-6319.

Recent Spotlight Articles

Minimal impact on cities, farms helped Spain avoid high-speed rail opposition
Despite crossing both cityscapes and farmland, Spain’s high-speed rail program stirred no major opposition, going to great lengths to minimize its impact on surrounding land.
Work on state’s high-speed rail could start this year
The California High-Speed Rail Authority proposes to build 520 miles of tracks between San Francisco and Los Angeles, via the central San Joaquin Valley, for all-electric passenger trains capable of traveling up to 220 mph. The cost is estimated at about $98 billion.
Politics, not funding, drove growth of Spain’s high-speed rail
Experts say expansion of Spain’s high-speed rail system has been driven not by profits, but by politics. But as Europe faces a deep financial crisis, the climate is changing.
Spain’s high-speed rail system offers lessons for California
There are lessons – from successes and mistakes – that California can learn from Spain’s 20-year history with high-speed trains. Among them is how hard it is to be self-sufficient.
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