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The California High Speed Rail Authority’s public outreach contractor, Ogilvy PR, recently commissioned a poll by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates and Public Opinion Strategies on Californians’ attitudes about the HSR project. The full memo is below. The “topline” is that 76% support the high speed rail project. Just over half of those folks […]

Jul 27th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week the Bakersfield Californian examined the “tug-of-war” over the maintenance facility being waged between Kern and Fresno counties. In Kern County, Shafter and Wasco are two of the contenders for the facility, whereas in Fresno County, the facility would be on the edge of Fresno itself. The article examined some of the key differences […]

Jul 26th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

It was rather appropriate that the Las Vegas Review-Journal chose today to run their long and very informative article on the various passenger rail proposals to link Southern Nevada and Southern California. The article mentions the five different train proposals, but really focuses on the DesertXpress project, which would provide 150mph high speed train service […]

Jul 25th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

Sorry for the silence over the last few days – I’ve been here in Las Vegas at Netroots Nation, a national convention of us crazy progressive bloggers. You’ll be happy to know that it has been a very valuable and eventful conference, with some important HSR-related news emerging here. Yesterday, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood […]

Jul 23rd, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized