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This blog has answered that question repeatedly (there’s a lot of people there, it’s the easiest path to connecting SF to LA, it will provide a big economic boost to a place with high unemployment, it will help address air quality issues). But it’s good to see California Forward put together its own answer to […]

May 23rd, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Michael Lomio, incoming president of the UC Merced branch of the California Young Democrats, has an excellent op-ed in support of high speed rail published this week in the Merced Sun-Star. The core points: Over the past 10 years, the Central Valley has been the fastest growing region in the state. We’ve seen our population […]

May 22nd, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week Governor Jerry Brown announced in his May Revise of the state budget a proposal to loan $500 million in cap-and-trade revenues to the general fund rather than to earmarked carbon emissions reduction programs such as transit. Well, a State Senate budget subcommittee does not seem very interested: The two Democrats and one Republican […]

May 21st, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

This Thursday Californians For High Speed Rail is hosting an event at SPUR to examine the future of high speed rail and of Caltrain in San Francisco. Keynoting the event will be Assemblymember Fiona Ma, one of the key figures in getting high speed rail on the ballot and through the legislature. CA4HSR will also […]

May 20th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized