Archive for June, 2009

I have to admit that after reading Senator Alan Lowenthal´s op-ed I am unconvinced that he has actually answered the charges leveled in the original ModBee editorial. And I remain convinced that the evidence shows Sen. Lowenthal does not support the HSR project that a majority of Californians approved in November 2008. If he wants […]

Jun 25th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Rafael In a spirited op-ed piece in the Modesto Bee, Sen. Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach, pictured left) defends himself against earlier accusations (“Quit playing high-speed politics“) that he was engaged in a “power grab” to prevent the use of prop 1A(2008) funds to construct a central maintenance facility for the HSR network somewhere in […]

Jun 24th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

It´s mid-afternoon here on the Algarve in Portugal. Beautiful weather, cool clear water, and a nice breeze making the last week of my visit here quite enjoyable. So what am I doing online? Other than being a total nerd, and taking a kind of siesta, I´m catching up on HSR stuff. Thanks so much to […]

Jun 23rd, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Rep. James Oberstar (D-MN) Rep. John Mica (R-FL) Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) Rep. John Duncan Jr. (R-TN) On Friday, chairman Rep. James Oberstar (D-MN) and ranking member Rep. John Mica (R-FL) of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure issued a press release and held a news conference on their blueprint for the next federal […]

Jun 20th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized