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The Sacramento Bee editorial board remains supportive of the high speed rail project. As with this blog, they believe that the project should not be delayed and that it ought to continue to move forward. Earlier this week they suggested a quick path to get the bonds authorized and spent: Why did the CHSRA seek […]

Nov 29th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

As I read the reaction today to the recent ruling on California high speed rail, one thing kept coming to mind: It’s quite fitting if you think about it. Someone insists something is dead. That thing isn’t actually dead. But rather than accept that reality, someone decides to kill the thing so that it fits […]

Nov 26th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Judge Michael Kenny today delivered his ruling in not one but two cases involving the high speed rail project. The rulings invalidate the 2011 Business Plan, do not validate new bond sales, but also do not require a halt to construction using the available federal funds. Despite some of the initial media reports, this ruling […]

Nov 25th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Amtrak California has set new ridership records on the Pacific Surfliner and the San Joaquins, leading Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty to proclaim “a rail renaissance is under way” in California in the agency’s press release: In a state noted for its freeways, Californians are riding trains in unprecedented numbers. In 2012-13, Amtrak California carried a […]

Nov 24th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized