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Literally the very first post on this blog back in March 2008 was about concern that high speed rail could be broken up into pieces as regional agencies and groups try to pry apart the HSR project’s funding. Fast forward eight years and it’s clear that concern has never really gone away. Caltrain electrification is […]

Jul 31st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Public Policy Institute of California is out with a new poll that found strong support for AB 32, for cap-and-trade, and for other actions to tackle climate change – even if those actions aren’t cheap: Ten years after California enacted AB 32, the landmark law mandating the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, strong majorities […]

Jul 28th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

George Skelton wonders this week if Donald Trump might be the best hope for California high speed rail: Clinton — endorsed by Brown before the California primary — also supports high-speed rail. But as president, she would have virtually no chance of persuading a Republican-controlled House to spend money on a blue state bullet train. […]

Jul 27th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

In this new video from the California High Speed Rail Authority, you can see six months of progress on the HSR project in just six minutes: Quite a lot of work has been done. Even as the debates over HSR funding continue, even as some dead-enders still think they can kill the project, it’s good […]

Jul 20th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized