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The California High Speed Rail Authority has published new animations of the three possible routes from Palmdale to Burbank. All three involve significant tunneling under the San Gabriel Mountains. The main difference is in whether the tunnel goes under Pacoima, or goes further to the east through Sunland-Tujunga (with an aerial structure in the middle). […]

Sep 20th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Metro released survey findings of riders on the new Expo Line phase serving Santa Monica – and found that nearly half ditched their cars for the train: More than two-thirds of riders on the recently opened Expo Line Phase II to Santa Monica are new to the train line and more than 40 percent of […]

Sep 14th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Apologies for the long delay in September posts! More topical posts to come next week. In the meantime, enjoy this video of Shinkansen trains. My 2-year old son loves watching train videos on YouTube and this is one of his favorites (I swear I’m not brainwashing him, he genuinely loves trains and especially HSR!):

Sep 10th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

This isn’t the deal to extend cap-and-trade, but it may help achieve it: Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders reached a deal on how to spend $900 million in cap-and-trade revenues. From the governor’s office comes this list: -$368 million to the Air Resources Board, including: -$133 million to the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program. -$80 […]

Aug 31st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized