Archive for May, 2008

AB 3034, the bill that makes some changes to the November HSR bond, sailed through the Assembly today on a 57-0 60-3 vote. Apparently Mike Villines got the message. The bill heads toward the Senate, where I am told it will be taken up in about two to three weeks. But there is growing concern […]

May 30th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Fresno Bee has emerged as one of the state’s leading media voices in support of the high speed rail project – and rightly so, since it will transform Fresno for the better. Today they wrote an editorial calling on Assembly Minority Leader Mike Villines to support AB 3034 and high speed rail. Villines’ support […]

May 29th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

There was once a time when the United States, and California in particular, were looked upon as global leaders and innovators. We had the most advanced technologies, the most efficient economy, the most modern forms of transportation. Our 20th century economic accomplishments were due in large part to that reputation, attracting investment and skilled workers […]

May 28th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

In today’s Newsday Bruce Reed and Paul Weinstein, two Democratic policymakers, called for high speed rail as a solution to worsening problems with air travel: While the laws of supply and demand will undoubtedly correct some of the problems the airline industry faces, the future for air travelers is not so bright. Most economists agree […]

May 27th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized