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Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani wrote a letter to the Legislative Analyst’s Office last week, and in it she has some tough questions and harsh criticisms for the Office. The LAO, which lost a lot of its credibility with its uninformed attack on the project earlier this month, hasn’t responded yet. But they’ll have to, since Galgiani’s […]

May 31st, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

Hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend (if you’ve got one!). Lots of Californians are out on the roads and at the airports this weekend. And 3-day weekends like this are a great reminder of how HSR would help people enjoy their time off by letting them have more of it. Driving from SF to […]

May 30th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

One of the common arguments against high speed rail in California is that the state doesn’t have enough population or population density to support high speed trains. This stems from a flawed application of common arguments about urban rail systems, where you usually do want to route light rail, streetcars, and subways along dense corridors, […]

May 28th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

The 2012 election can’t come quickly enough. The House Transportation Committee, headed by Florida Republican John Mica, has proposed privatizing the Amtrak Northeast Corridor: “We plan introduce legislation to separate the Northeast Corridor from Amtrak, transfer it to a separate entity, and begin a competitive bidding process that would allow for a public-private partnership to […]

May 26th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized