Building Trades

Twitter Ablaze With Support For and Against High Speed Rail

June 18, 2015

The first aerial structure for high-speed rail is being built over the Fresno River.


By Marc Bussanich 

New York, NY—On Tuesday the California High Speed Rail Authority and the State Building & Construction Trades Council of California started building the first aerial structure for California’s high-speed rail network. Soon after shovels hit the ground, high-speed Tweets populated Twitter as supporters for and detractors against the nation’s first true high-speed rail network voiced their positions.

The Twitter hashtag, #IWILLRIDE, featured construction workers operating cranes to build the first viaduct over the Fresno River, as well as members of the public attending a recent public hearing to express their opposition. Have a look below: 

 

@marcbuss marc@laborpress.org

June 17, 2015

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