Archive for July, 2010

At a meeting yesterday the California High Speed Rail Authority approved an application for $1 billion in federal funding, out of the $2.3 billion made available by the USDOT, out of the FY 2010 budget allocation. These are for items not covered by the ARRA grants. Here’s the list from the CHSRA release: For this […]

Jul 31st, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

Wow. That’s the first and perhaps best response to this letter to the Peninsula Cities Coalition from Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman regarding what he calls the PCC’s “obstructionist policies towards California high speed rail and the grave danger that they pose for our state.” Read the whole thing: BACtoPCCreHSR This is […]

Jul 30th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

Dan Walters, a Sacramento Bee columnist whose opposition to high speed rail has been consistent, took a look yesterday at the HSR poll released by the California High Speed Rail Authority and found it wanting: In other words, as the authority’s deputy director Jeffrey Barker put it to reporters Tuesday, the train would be “a […]

Jul 29th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

The city of Orange is a wonderful town in the middle of Orange County. Their downtown area, oriented around the Orange Circle and just two blocks from the Orange Metrolink station, is a fantastic place to stroll and shop. Chapman University is just a couple blocks away too, and it’s a thriving hub for students […]

Jul 28th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized