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The most recent anti-HSR screed from Ralph Vartabedian has generated a lot of attention, mainly for its speculative claim that cost overruns and project delays are a certainty. Vartabedian reached that conclusion after talking to a bunch of HSR critics and wrote a typically one-sided article. As it turns out, he omitted some important facts. […]

Oct 29th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Earlier this year, HBO’s True Detective shot a climactic scene for its second season at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center – aka ARTIC, the city’s new Metrolink/Amtrak station. The scene showed a modern train station bustling with people, a perfect place for a tense conversation, or as it happened, a shootout. But that appears […]

Oct 27th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Ralph Vartabedian, the high speed rail beat reporter for the Los Angeles Times, has repeatedly used his articles to attack the HSR project. These articles are routinely full of misleading and flawed statements and conclusions, each one more outlandish than the last. So I should not be surprised to see his latest, in which he […]

Oct 26th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

It looks like the California High Speed Rail Authority has decided to move ahead on finishing up the environmental review process for the other parts of Phase I for the high speed rail project. Last week it was the Peninsula, particularly Palo Alto, that was reminded this project still existed and was moving ahead. This […]

Oct 22nd, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized