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Californians For  High Speed Rail (CA4HSR) issued a press release and joint letter today with the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) and the Midwest High Speed Rail Association in support of Governor Brown’s efforts to push the California project forward this year in the Central Valley, while also urging him to work to accelerate HSR-related projects […]

Jan 31st, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Well this is some of the clever, innovative thinking that we expect from Governor Jerry Brown: on ABC7 in Los Angeles this morning, Gov. Brown proposed funding high speed rail through cap-and-trade fees. See the video below (HSR section begins at 3:00): “Phase 1, I’m trying to redesign it in a way that in and […]

Jan 29th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

On Thursday I discussed remarks made by CHSRA Board Chair Dan Richard about the upcoming revision to the Business Plan, remarks that suggested urban areas were going to play a greater role than earlier thought. While I never assumed Richard was suggesting that the Authority was going to abandon the Central Valley Initial Construction Segment, […]

Jan 28th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Yesterday Ed Goldman of the Sacramento Business Journal wrote about his meeting with CHSRA Board Chairman Dan Richard – and he includes an interesting hint about the revised Business Plan that Governor Jerry Brown wants to see: I ask him if the new-and-improved business plan that Gov. Jerry Brown wants on his desk any minute […]

Jan 26th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized