Archive for February, 2011

With the selection late last year of the Central Valley high speed rail segment as the first part of the LA-SF project to be built, it eased the pressure on the other stimulus-eligible segments to have their planning processes be done in time for the September 2012 stimulus deadline. Today the California High Speed Rail […]

Feb 28th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

Thanks to Spokker for pointing out this study from Subsidy Scope, showing the sources of road funding in all 50 states. Here’s the breakdown for California: State funding User fees: 38% Non-user revenues: 7% Bonds: 2% Local funding: User revenues: 1% Non-user revenues: 31% Bonds: 3% Federal funding: 18% Those percentages are based on funding […]

Feb 27th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

Hope everyone is staying warm out there! Here are some stories for the weekend: • Metro bought Union Station this week from Catellus, the development company founded by Southern Pacific, for $75 million. This will help clear the path to bring high speed rail to Union Station, and should give Metro more flexibility in how […]

Feb 26th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

California High Speed Rail Authority CEO Roelof van Ark spoke today at the Madera County Farm Bureau’s regional conference and pledged to improve outreach to the agricultural community: “We need to do a better job of communicating,” Roelof van Ark, CEO of the High-Speed Rail Authority, said at the Madera County Farm Bureau’s regional conference. […]

Feb 25th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized