Archive for October, 2015

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when I read that Palo Alto believes that high speed rail planning is moving too fast. No, really, that’s what they believe: In a special meeting devoted exclusively to transportation, the City Council criticized the California High Speed Rail Authority’s recent decision to launch an environmental analysis […]

Oct 17th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

High speed rail will provide a connection from San Francisco to Los Angeles in less than three hours…in 2028. We hope. Until then, the only alternative to an uncomfortable trip in a plane or a car is the Coast Starlight, which departs LA at 10AM and arrives in Oakland around 12 hours later, depending on […]

Oct 15th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

When will private sector funding come to the California high speed rail project? That’s one of the most commonly asked questions of the project and of the California High Speed Rail Authority. The answer continues to be soon, but not right now: Leaders with the California High-Speed Rail Authority are tempering expectations for imminent investment […]

Oct 13th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill this week allowing Metro to go to Los Angeles County voters in November 2016 with a request to raise the sales tax to fund transit and road projects. Metro had been on the ballot in 2012 but narrowly “lost” even though they got 66% of the vote (they needed […]

Oct 8th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized