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Republicans, such as Congressman Kevin McCarthy, love to argue that the state is wasting money on high speed rail when they should be spending it on addressing the drought. Of course, building high speed rail is addressing the drought, as HSR will help reduce the carbon emissions that threaten to make California’s drought a permanent […]

Nov 11th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Joe Mathews has been busy riding the rails in Germany and has some very useful and insightful conclusions to share with Californians as the Golden State continues planning and building its own high speed rail system. Mainly, he emphasizes, the stations need to be built as hubs not just for travel, but as nodes that […]

Nov 9th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Ralph Vartabedian’s latest, biased attack on high speed rail has generated yet another round of baseless political and media attacks on the project. One of Vartabedian’s claims was that the California High Speed Rail Authority was hiding a 2013 draft analysis that suggested it was possible that costs could rise. That suggestion isn’t news to […]

Nov 5th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized