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Apologies for the lack of posts the last few days – deadlines and travel have gotten in the way. Here are a few of the articles I’ve been reading and thinking about lately: • From The Transport Politic comes this excellent overview of the TGV system in France 30 years after it opened. The post […]

Sep 25th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

In today’s Bakersfield Californian is an excellent pro-HSR op-ed by John Spaulding, executive secretary of the Building & Construction Trades Council for Kern, Inyo and Mono counties. Titled “We must embrace the jobs at Kern County’s doorstep” it makes an excellent argument for HSR as being part of economic recovery for Bakersfield and Kern County: […]

Sep 22nd, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

Yesterday a Senate appropriation subcommittee zeroed out high speed rail funding for FY 2012. Seeing this, Senators Dianne Feinstein, Dick Durbin and Frank Lautenberg moved to secure $100 million – “enough to keep the lights on” – for HSR funding: Three Democrats have assembled a proposal to direct $100 million to President Barack Obama’s high-speed […]

Sep 21st, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

This just gets more depressing. Richard White, a renowned historian at Stanford University, made a flawed attack on the high speed rail project last spring that had a series of errors and was rooted in flawed evidence. Unfortunately, White has continued to press his attack, this time in a post at Zócalo Public Square titled […]

Sep 20th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized