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Josh Stephens has a really interesting take on the Hyperloop at the California Planning and Development Report. He points out that most of the hype comes from people who are comparing to other Elon Musk projects and neglecting to consider that, like any other terrestrial infrastructure project, it still needs a right of way: Hyperloop […]

Jan 20th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized
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The California High Speed Rail Authority recently posted several photos from HSR construction along the Fresno River to their Facebook page: Posted by California High-Speed Rail Authority on Thursday, January 14, 2016 I’m also a fan of this one: Posted by California High-Speed Rail Authority on Thursday, January 14, 2016 NIMBYs on the Peninsula and in the […]

Jan 16th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Stanford’s Hoover Institution, a right-wing think tank, has been trying for a few years to break into the polling business. They’ve been partnering with YouGov on a “Golden State Poll” that asks about almost every issue under the sun. The most recent version, released today, includes several high speed rail questions. The results aren’t great […]

Jan 14th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

I’ve been working on this post for a few weeks, and one reason for the delay: the price of oil keeps falling. West Texas crude broke the $30 mark yesterday – as in, it closed below $30 for the first time in over a decade: What’s going on here? Whatever happened to those predictions of […]

Jan 13th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized