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Mark Reutter has a fantastic article up at Progressive Fix about the history of high speed rail – and how HSR was made in America. Before government subsidies shifted toward freeways and airplanes, the US was the global leader in high speed rail innovation. After the mid-1950s, the US gave up that lead, but its […]

Mar 31st, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

That’s how much time Palo Alto, Menlo Park and a few other Peninsula cities want to assess the upcoming Alternatives Analysis: Peninsula cities will ask California’s bullet train planners for more time to submit comments on the likely track alignment between San Francisco and San Jose. Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Burlingame and Belmont want […]

Mar 30th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

Between 2000 and 2008, the price of oil rose by 600%, from about $20 per barrel to nearly $140 per barrel. In 2008 the price increases spiked, but as the chart below indicates, the increase was underway well before the spike occurred: That increase had a number of important effects. When the price of a […]

Mar 29th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

A beautiful day here in Monterey – hope it is for you as well, wherever you might be in California (or elsewhere in the world). Some HSR links: Modesto Bee editorializes in favor of Merced’s Castle Airport for the HSR maintenance hub, pointing out that the site has the space to accommodate the trains and […]

Mar 28th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized