Archive for February, 2013

In August 2008, the cities of Menlo Park and Atherton joined forces with the Planning and Conservation League and TRANSDEF to file the first frivolous lawsuit against the California High Speed Rail project. They cited the California Environmental Quality Act as the basis for their suit, but their objections had nothing to do with environmental […]

Feb 28th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Yesterday leaders from the California High Speed Rail Authority spoke to the State Senate about the project’s progress. Some of the things we learned: Lawmakers also heard from state Auditor Elaine Howle, who last year criticized the authority’s processes for monitoring the performance and accountability of its contractors as lacking oversight and said the agency’s […]

Feb 27th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

California High Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales testified at the State Capitol yesterday and declared the project was on course to begin construction this summer: The state’s High-Speed Rail Authority has nearly doubled the size of its staff in the past six months and expects the first phase of construction to be “under contract […]

Feb 26th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

For European travelers – especially Brits – flying cheaply has become a normal way of getting around the continent, with carriers like easyJet and Ryanair providing very low fares by offering no-frills service connecting smaller airports. In France, offering low-cost travel has been a priority for SNCF since the TGV opened in 1981, as tickets […]

Feb 25th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized