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Last week the Bakersfield City Council voted 6-1 to sue the California High Speed Rail Authority over its choice of a downtown station. The irony is that, as the Bakersfield Californian explains, the CHSRA chose a downtown station because that’s what Bakersfield asked for: On June 30 of that year, the Bakersfield City Council unanimously […]

May 29th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week an Assembly budget subcommittee debated options for how to use the revenues generated by the AB 32 cap-and-trade program. And as it turned out, they had a different approach than that suggested by Governor Jerry Brown: The conflict was aired Thursday as an Assembly budget subcommittee voted to replace Brown’s cap-and-trade plan with […]

May 27th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority is hosting open houses this week and next across Los Angeles County to discuss proposals for the Palmdale to Los Angeles segment. And as part of the outreach, they’ve developed this video showing the different alignments on that route. Note that it starts off looking south from Palmdale, and […]

May 22nd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California Attorney General’s Office is arguing in a new court filing that the project should be exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act – because Congressional Republicans got the Surface Transit Board to assert jurisdiction: California’s $68 billion bullet train project should be exempt from the state’s strict environmental review process now that it […]

May 21st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized