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For the first time since 1995, the federal government has been shut down. The radical, extremist House Republicans have chosen to take this step in hopes of undermining the Affordable Care Act, even though the collateral damage to the rest of the American economy of a shutdown will be severe. This is a high speed […]

Sep 30th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

A new USC/Dornsife poll shows that 52% of voters believe HSR should be stopped, a result that the LA Times’ Ralph Vartabedian calls a sign of “buyer’s remorse.” I actually agree with using that phrase in this context. But it’s important to consider how buyer’s remorse works, which actually explains very well why these poll […]

Sep 29th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

I’m in Vancouver, British Columbia this weekend for a personal trip, and regular posts will resume on Monday. So feel free to use this as an open thread to discuss anything HSR related. I took the Amtrak Cascades up here, which was a great way to get to Vancouver. Unfortunately, aside from SkyTrain, BC’s passenger […]

Sep 28th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

It may not be the groundbreaking, but it’s still an economic boost as the high speed rail contractors haveopened their downtown Fresno office: Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons, the team of firms hired to design and build the first 29 miles of high-speed rail in the Fresno-Madera area, was welcomed to downtown Fresno with an open house Tuesday. […]

Sep 25th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized