Archive for May, 2012

A ceremony in San Francisco today kicked off the 75th anniversary celebrations for the Golden Gate Bridge – and Governor Jerry Brown used the occasion to tout high speed rail as another example of California “thinking big”: Brown said there is huge potential in the 520-mile rail system that would stretch from San Francisco to […]

May 25th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

San Francisco Muni’s Central Subway project is scheduled to begin tunneling next year, extending the T-Third light rail line north to Market and Chinatown under 4th Street and Stockton Street. It would serve the 4th and King station, and that why Muni is hoping they can tap into Prop 1A funds for the project, if […]

May 24th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

The right-wing initiative to kill the California high speed rail project was approved for circulation last week. But because they filed so late, they missed the deadline for November 2012 and so the soonest they could get on the ballot is November 2014: Backers of an initiative that would bar the collection and spending of […]

May 22nd, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

The fine folks at Capitol Weekly have a good overview of the HSR funding proposal, including some insights as to how State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg plans to handle the timeline to release the voter-approved bond funds: “Our governor supports high speed rail and the Pro Tem supports high-speed rail,” said Alicia Trost, […]

May 21st, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized