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Over at Vox, David Roberts reviews the State Senate’s new cap-and-trade plan – and he loves it: The changes that SB 775 proposes for the state’s carbon trading program are dramatic — and, to my eyes, amazingly thoughtful. I know some environmental groups have reservations (on which more later), but in my opinion, if it […]

May 3rd, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized

This was a sad yet unsurprising thing to see come out of this morning’s CEO summit at the Trump White House: White House NEC director Gary Cohn says @elonmusk thinks we "can tunnel the entire United States" and can "beat high speed rail" — David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) April 4, 2017 There’s really nothing more fitting […]

Apr 4th, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized

When this blog hit its ninth anniversary last month, I didn’t intend to take a hiatus. But it’s been nearly a month since the last post and it’s time to get back in the saddle. First, a general update on where things stand with high speed rail: Construction continues in the Central Valley Opponents continue […]

Apr 3rd, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week XpressWest estimated 11 million people would ride high speed rail every year by 2035: The figures were based on a $115 roundtrip ticket that would connect passengers on the publicly funded California High Speed rail system to a private line operated by XpressWest, the company franchised nearly two years ago to build a […]

Mar 5th, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized