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(View the 2012 Business Plan here – more analysis to come later this evening) California, like the rest of the country, stands at a crossroads. Either we can continue forward as before, down a path that has produced record unemployment and massive inequality – or we can do the hard and sometimes costly work of […]

Oct 31st, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

It should come as no surprise that Union Pacific, which has long opposed high speed rail, is continuing to wage war against the California project. They gave their anti-HSR comments to the LA Times so that the paper would run a story critical of the project. Ralph Vartabedian, the biased anti-HSR reporter at the LA […]

Oct 29th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

This blog has repeatedly argued that because of a failed status quo – with unemployment in Fresno County of 15.8% – we cannot simply abandon efforts that would create jobs and reduce our costly dependence on oil because those efforts aren’t easy. Almost to a person, HSR critics and opponents all believe that the status […]

Oct 27th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

That’s what HSR critic Senator Joe Simitian told the San Mateo Daily Journal about next week’s release of the latest Business Plan by the California High Speed Rail Authority: “This is a watershed moment for high-speed rail,” said state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto. “After three years, the public is expecting some good answers to […]

Oct 26th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized