Archive for January, 2011

Redwood City councilmember and head of the San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA) Rosanne Foust has an excellent op-ed in Redwood City Patch this week calling support for high speed rail “California’s Sputnik moment,” a reference to President Barack Obama’s pro-HSR State of the Union address: Here in the Bay Area, we’re having our […]

Jan 31st, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

Although I wasn’t able to attend, by the accounts I’ve heard and read, yesterday’s Friends of Caltrain summit in San Carlos was a very worthwhile event that has at least sharpened the discussion about the options available for saving this vital service. Before discussing some of the possible funding sources, it’s worth taking a moment […]

Jan 30th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

An open thread for this last Saturday in January. I’m unable to attend the Friends of Caltrain summit in San Carlos today, but already I’ve heard via Eric of Transbay Blog that Congresswoman Jackie Speier has committed to being “front and center” in supporting a dedicated Caltrain tax. As I’ve written before, that’s probably the […]

Jan 29th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

According to former California High Speed Rail Authority board member Rod Diridon, speaking before the Belmont City Council yesterday afternoon, the San Francisco to San José draft EIR could be further delayed by as much as a year: Staff members are expected to recommend to the high-speed rail board next week that the report be […]

Jan 28th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized