Archive for January, 2011

Another pseudo-scandal bites the dust. The LA Times has the story about the Fair Political Practices Commission’s exoneration of four members of the California High Speed Rail Authority: The Times reported in October that the rail agency was unable to document officials’ trips to various countries, including France, Spain and Germany. The trips, which typically […]

Jan 27th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

This was certainly a welcome part of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech last night: Within 25 years, our goal is to give 80% of Americans access to high-speed rail, which could allow you go places in half the time it takes to travel by car. For some trips, it will be faster […]

Jan 26th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

Although the Los Angeles-San Diego portion of the California HSR project won’t be built until the 2020s, planning work is still going ahead on it. In the San Gabriel Valley, where some local residents began flipping out once they heard about the project, the California High Speed Rail Authority is addressing concerns by proposing an […]

Jan 25th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

Tim Sheehan has another great HSR article in the Fresno Bee, this one on the deadline pressures facing the Central Valley segment of the HSR project. Basically, for contracts to be signed by September 2012 – a condition of the federal stimulus funding – a lot of things have to go right for the timeline […]

Jan 24th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized