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The Merced Sun-Star lays out the current state of high speed rail politics in Congress, which is the same as it’s been since January 2011 – Republicans hate HSR and are doing everything in their power to kill it. What’s new are not the specific ways they are trying to kill it, but the rhetoric […]

Jun 30th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

We haven’t heard much from freshman Representative David Valadao about the California high speed rail project. That all changed today when the Republican from Hanford pushed an amendment through a House committee that would require the Surface Transportation Board to approve the entire California HSR project before giving allowing construction on any segment: Using his […]

Jun 27th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

One of the common tricks used by anti-rail forces is to assume that the initial ridership of a rail line is the best it can ever do. As we know, in fact, there’s usually about a five year curve when it comes to new high speed rail lines, where it’s only after five years do […]

Jun 26th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

I’m a bit exhausted after the long Netroots Nation weekend. And there are a huge pile of comments on the previous post, so here’s a new open thread. I should be back on a regular posting schedule this week, but guest posts are always welcome – just look at how much attention Clem’s post got. […]

Jun 24th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized