Archive for May, 2009

One of the most unfortunate parts of the debate on the Caltrain/HSR project on the Peninsula is the lack of accurate information. NIMBYs and other project opponents have already convinced many people that an above-grade solution would be a sort of “Berlin Wall” through the city, and Jim McFall’s video reinforces that errant conclusion. The […]

May 30th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Thanks to Matt Melzer for attending and compiling these notes (with help from Ryan Stern) from yesterday’s FRA meeting in Sacramento on high speed rail. Lots to chew over here! -Robert Besides presentations from the feds, there was one from Amtrak’s VP Policy and Development, Stephen Gardner, who emphasized that Amtrak wants to be THE […]

May 29th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Rafael Robert Cruickshank and I have decided to fiddle with the blog layout in an effort to improve its user-friendliness. The text field for posts and comments is now wider, but anyone with a monitor resolution at least 1024 pixels wide should still be able to view the entire page without having to scroll […]

May 28th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Tomorrow, Thursday May 28th, will see two meetings on the high speed rail project. I can’t attend either of them, but hopefully you can! First up is an FRA meeting in Rancho Cordova (Sacramento suburb) from 1PM to 4:30PM: FRA’s High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail WorkshopsStart May 20, To Tour Nation Dear Stakeholders: As we begin […]

May 27th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized