Archive for August, 2012

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. High speed rail is environmentally unjust? That last claim, equally as absurd as the other three given to us by George Orwell, is the latest attempt by high speed rail critics to undermine the project by claiming that it violates the principles of environmental justice: But […]

Aug 30th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

The East Bay Express has picked up on the recent UC Berkeley/ASU study showing that California high speed rail can have a very positive environmental impact. Their article provides a good overview of the report: The researchers conducted what they called a “life-cycle assessment” of travel by automobile, airplane, and high-speed rail. The report factored […]

Aug 29th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Wow – I’ve seen some biased reporting in my time but this segment that aired on Fox 11 in Southern California last night blows everything else out of the water. The report, a deeply misleading and flawed attack on the high speed rail project, takes as gospel criticisms made by Michael Brady, a longtime HSR […]

Aug 28th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

One of the common criticisms made of the California High Speed Rail Authority has been that they’ve not filled numerous open positions. This was always an unfair criticism, given that the CHSRA’s never had the kind of budget certainty anyone needs to go out and make good hires to fill these positions. Until the State […]

Aug 27th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized