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I know there had been some doubt among the HSR deniers about Arnold’s position, but as KQED’s John Myers reports he is indeed endorsing Yes on 1A. Arnold spoke at the Commonwealth Club last month and explained his support for high speed rail: There is far more economic opportunity in fighting global warming than economic […]

Oct 29th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

For several months we kept hearing there was “no funded opposition” to Proposition 1A. There are several committees spending money FOR Prop 1A, including Californians for High Speed Trains, funded by a cross-section of Californians but definitely including labor unions and engineering companies that may benefit from Prop 1A. There’s nothing illegal or unethical about […]

Oct 29th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

I had hoped we’d dealt with this when it popped up at Daily Kos yesterday – the commenters there gave it a thorough smackdown – but unfortunately it’s appeared across the blogosphere today, helped by the credulous and fundamentally uninformed Kevin Drum (I still don’t understand why Mother Jones would hire a moderate to blog […]

Oct 27th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

For those of you in the Monterey Bay or San José areas, I will be part of a panel discussion on Proposition 1A at UC Santa Cruz at noon today, in Cowell Conference Room 132. Rod Diridon of the California High Speed Rail Authority will also be there. RSVP here. Then at 2pm I will […]

Oct 27th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized