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It was a nice idea, but in the end unworkable. That’s the conclusion that the California High Speed Rail Authority and Amtrak have reached in ending their plan to jointly bid for trainsets: A joint bidding process that rail officials hoped would make it cheaper to buy new trains for the California High-Speed Rail Authority […]

Jun 20th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Roger Rudick has a great post up at Streetsblog LA slamming the Los Angeles Times for their pervasive anti-HSR bias. He goes over the disreputable record of Ralph Vartabedian, who has been offering a textbook example of biased reporting in his anti-HSR articles over the years. But Rudick also takes to task that silly op-ed […]

Jun 18th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Yesterday the California Legislature approved the 2014-15 budget. It includes $250 million for high speed rail, and will give 25% of cap-and-trade revenues to HSR in future years. At the floor debate in the Senate over the budget, Senator Cathleen Galgiani – a longtime supporter of HSR – offered what she called a Smarter, Faster […]

Jun 16th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

For five and a half years now, since California voters passed Prop 1A, the California High Speed Rail Authority has been searching for the rest of the money they needed to build the project. In 2009 it looked like the federal government would be the answer, and President Barack Obama gave $8 billion for HSR […]

Jun 12th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized