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Even though everyone believed Sunday was the real drop-dead date to modify the fall ballot, the governor’s office believes “we have a few days left” – and so Arnold will drop his petulant “I’m not signing anything until there’s a budget” and will sign AB 3034 today. Presumably this really does mean Prop 1 will […]

Aug 26th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

David Grossman is USA Today’s business columnist, a former airline exec and a California resident – and today he offers not one but two columns extolling the benefits of rail for business travelers, especially high speed rail. It’s best to read these in sequence to get the full effect of his argument. First up: Is […]

Aug 25th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

While some cities on the Peninsula waste taxpayer money on lawsuits, others are adopting a more constructive approach to dealing with the impact of high speed rail on their cities. One such city is Mountain View: To allow the high speed trains to safely flash through the Caltrain corridor means numerous design challenges, some of […]

Aug 24th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

As Barack Obama finally announces his vice-presidential pick, Delaware Senator Joe Biden, there’s been a lot of discussion about how he reflects or complements or even detracts from what Barack Obama stands for. Most of those discussions focus on the war in Iraq, domestic economic policy, the nebulous media fiction of “gravitas,” etc. But there’s […]

Aug 23rd, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized