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It’s really unfortunate that more members of the media don’t call out people like Jeff Denham when they make misleading statements like this: Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) said that if California can’t find $55 billion its high-speed rail project is a “pipe dream.” “The California High Speed Rail Authority faces a $55 billion funding gap […]

Aug 15th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Despite Republicans efforts to prevent it from happening, the federal Surface Transportation Board today approved the Fresno to Bakersfield high speed rail route: In a 56-page report, the federal board spelled out its decision on what would be the second section of the state’s planned high-speed rail system. “The proposed Line will provide the public […]

Aug 12th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

At a public meeting in Santa Clarita last week about 75 residents showed up, most of them to support putting the HSR tracks somewhere else: Many in attendance Tuesday were homeowners from Santa Clarita worried about one of two similar routes following the 14 Freeway taking their homes…. One problem is how to get from […]

Aug 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Rather than ask a bunch of HSR experts about the reasons why President Obama’s high speed rail plans are struggling (answer: Republicans), the New York Times asked a bunch of HSR critics and opponents. It should be no surprise that the resulting article misses some important points: While Republican opposition and community protests have slowed […]

Aug 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized