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by Rafael The LA Times has published an article on Metrolink’s safety record, charting the 244 grade crossings deaths on its far-flung network over the past 15 years. On average, that works out to more than one a month. Source: LA Times Sep 26 2009 While it is true that Metrolink has suffered safety lapses, […]

Sep 26th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

We haven’t yet seen this story appear as a talking point that widely in California or even among our HSR deniers in the comments, but we will soon. The Taiwanese government is going to have to bail out the private operator of the Taiwan HSR project. They have missed ridership projections and as a result […]

Sep 25th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Rafael Dave Schwab reports in the LaJolla Light that CHSRA has postponed the Sep 29 project-level scoping meeting in University City to the following date and time: University City, Tue Oct. 13, 3-7pmLawrence Family Jewish Community Center4126 Executive Drive There will be two additional scoping meetings held in the San Diego area: San Diego: […]

Sep 24th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Rafael over the past six months, San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Center (TTC) project has been the topic of numerous posts on both this blog and the Caltrain-HSR compatibility blog (index at the end of this post). So why am I revisiting this wretched topic yet again? Well, as Henry Kissinger once famously paraphrased Sayre’s […]

Sep 23rd, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized