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One of the worst calumnies flung at the California high speed rail project is that by starting in the Central Valley, the state is building a “train to nowhere.” Incoming State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León echoed this sentiment when he told the LA Times that the only thing along the route were […]

Jul 28th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Anti-HSR activists lost another lawsuit today when the Third District Court of Appeals upheld the Pacheco Pass route EIR: The Third District Court of Appeals in Sacramento heard an appeal from San Francisco Bay Area cities arguing that a planned path through Pacheco Pass hurts the environment. The state argued the project was exempt from […]

Jul 24th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

As California HSR finally moves toward construction, Turkey is moving ahead with plans to expand its own existing HSR network, including the all-important Ankara to Istanbul line set to open on Thursday: The Ankara-Istanbul highspeed rail line, the next stage of the high-speed train project, part of the government’s plan for a major overhaul of […]

Jul 23rd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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A common criticism leveled against the California high speed rail project is that private investors haven’t committed anything to the project. That’s always been a flawed argument. This blog has repeatedly made the point that private investment will show up once the state government has shown it is committed to delivering its own funding to […]

Jul 21st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized