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In a joint presentation to the CHSRA last month, a delegation of rail companies from Spain described their experience with ambitious construction and expansion of HSR. Renfe (Spain’s national train operator) provided the most striking slides, showing that Spain and California are kindred spirits, both equally capable of building HSR to provide their citizens convenient, […]

Jul 31st, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

Note: Robert is honeymooning all week. Regular posting will resume August 3. Until then use these open threads to discuss anything related to the California high speed rail project. Comment Starter: How did you first become interested in high speed rail? Was it a trip on a European or Asian HSR system? Repeated trips on […]

Jul 30th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

Note: Robert is honeymooning all week. Regular posting will resume August 3. Until then use these open threads to discuss anything related to the California high speed rail project. Comment Starter: What is your HSR “elevator speech”? Give a succinct yet convincing argument for why we should approve Prop 1 this November and build the […]

Jul 28th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

This is an open thread, but I thought I’d offer a conversation starter. In the spirit of the what’s wrong with this picture puzzles of old, how many things are wrong with Michael Mahoney’s odd anti-HSR op-ed published in Thursday’s San Francisco Chronicle? I’ll start: When the United States created the interstate highway system 50 […]

Jul 26th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized