Archive for December, 2010

I was going to post a “2010 in review” article today, but there’s actual breaking news on the final day of the year: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has made three appointments to the California High Speed Rail Authority board: With his time to make appointments coming to a close, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday announced the […]

Dec 31st, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

A recent interview with a former Shell Oil executive has made waves this week, as John Hofmeister, president of the company from 2005 to 2009, predicted $5/gallon gas by 2012: “When American consumers are short or prices are so high — $5 a gallon for gasoline, for example, by 2012 — that’s going to set […]

Dec 30th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

Note from Robert: This post is by Clem Tillier, who runs the excellent Caltrain HSR Compatibility Blog. In late 2009, Mikhail Chester and Arpad Horvath of Berkeley’s Institute for Transportation Studies published a paper entitled “Life-cycle assessment of high-speed rail: the case of California” in the academic journal Environmental Research Letters. This paper received some […]

Dec 29th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

Today’s LA Times has a good article on concerns among Central Valley farmers with the proposed high speed rail route. These concerns are nothing new; we’ve known for well over a year that farmers would prefer the tracks to stick as closely as possible to existing corridors and not go onto their land. Of course, […]

Dec 28th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized