Archive for May, 2016

This week the Gotthard Base Tunnel will open in Switzerland. The tunnel is 57 kilometers (35 miles) long and 2,300 meters (7,500 feet) deep. By W.Rebel – Own work, CC BY 3.0 The tunnel has been under construction for 20 years. But the benefits will likely last for generations: Once fully functional, the tunnel will […]

May 31st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week the California Air Resources Board held an auction of carbon emission permits under the cap-and-trade system established in 2006 by AB 32. It did not go well. Only about a tenth of the available pollution credits were sold in an auction last week, according to results released Wednesday by the California Air Resources […]

May 28th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

There are two big stories this week affecting the California high speed rail project. Today, we’ll look at the good news. Tomorrow, the bad news. Kings County officials have opted not to appeal a judge’s ruling against Central Valley landowners in their ongoing lawsuit against California’s high-speed rail project, clearing another legal hurdle to the […]

May 27th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Roger Rudick has a good overview at Streetsblog SF of yesterday’s HSR scoping meeting at UCSF Mission Bay. One of the main points of discussion by attendees was the progress – or lack thereof – on funding the downtown extension to bring Caltrain and HSR service to the Transbay Terminal: Brian Stokle, with the group […]

May 24th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized