Archive for October, 2013

Last November Measure J, the proposal to extend the Los Angeles County Metro transit tax to help build more rail and other public transportation projects, just barely missed the 2/3 mark by 16,000 votes. That’s the annoying news. The good news is that local leaders are looking to revive the transit tax extension: Don’t look […]

Oct 7th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 743, a bill that makes a long overdue reform to transportation planning in California – as well as makes it easier for Sacramento to build a new arena to house the Kings. SB 743 contains reforms to the odious “Level of Service” guideline, often known as LOS. Eric […]

Oct 6th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

The State of Illinois has completed its study of high speed rail and concluded it would carry millions of riders and operate without subsidy. (Not that there’s anything wrong with subsidies.) Crain’s has a good overview: It would start at O’Hare International Airport and take just 127 minutes to reach downtown St. Louis, stopping at […]

Oct 3rd, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

In the wake of the recent USC/Dornsife poll, HSR opponents have been using it to justify their existing arguments against the project. No surprise, I know, but it is still important to push back against it when we see it. For example, take this editorial in the Chico Enterprise-Record: Given the fact that the project […]

Oct 2nd, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized