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Yesterday the California Senate unanimously approved Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s bill to reform the California Environmental Quality Act, SB 731, which now goes to the Assembly for consideration and, hopefully, passage. The 39-0 bipartisan vote on Senate Bill 731 was touted by the measure’s author, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, after […]

May 30th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Lois Henry at the Bakersfield Californian suggests in a recent column that the contentious decision about a Bakersfield high speed rail alignment might get punted: The California High Speed Rail Authority will consider a recommendation by staff members at its June 6 monthly meeting to approve a rail alignment and station locations between Fresno and […]

May 29th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Are you sitting down? You sure? You’ll want to be in a safe, comfortable position before reading this truly shocking news: Rep. Jeff Denham came to the Madera Community College Center on Tuesday with plenty of questions about plans to start building a high-speed train system in the San Joaquin Valley. The Turlock Republican, who […]

May 28th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

I’m down in Southern California this holiday weekend, writing this post from a northbound Surfliner heading from Santa Ana to LA Union Station. Along the way I snapped a photo of the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center – aka ARTIC – under construction: Construction is slated to be complete in late 2014, and it’s still […]

May 26th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized