Archive for February, 2009

Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, who owes her seat to having been married to Sonny Bono when he died, is launching a new criticism of the Vegas HSR project: that it would come at the expense of the Inland Empire. Obviously Mack, like John Boehner before her, is oblivious to the fact that many of her […]

Feb 24th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

UPDATE: As reported by the Transbay Blog the MTC is planning to apply for the Transbay Terminal train box funding to come out of the $8 billion HSR stimulus and not from the general transit stimulus funds. Debate continues over funding the BART to OAK – in addition to the Transbay Blog article (which opposes […]

Feb 23rd, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

One aspect of yesterday’s extensive thread entitled “Of Lawsuits, Tunnels and Tall Trees” that I feel did not receive enough attention is the matter of knock-on effects of grade separation strategies and, that of where CHSRA will put the mid-peninsula station. Other than the tentative Hanford/Visalia/Tulare station, this is the only one that CHSRA has […]

Feb 22nd, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

This Friday night brings our attention back to the Peninsula, where some of the first battles over HSR are being fought. First up is the frivolous lawsuit filed by Stuart Flashman, Menlo Park, Atherton, and others. Now they are claiming that the CHSRA ignored Menlo Park’s letter about potential loss of property along the route: […]

Feb 20th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized