Archive by Robert Cruickshank

One way you can spot an anti-HSR media bias is that the only consistent thing in a particular reporter’s coverage is that every story will make the project look as bad as possible – even if that contradicts previous criticisms. And so it is with Ralph Vartabedian’s latest story about the CHSRA’s decision to shorten […]

Oct 24th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Seven years ago, during his first run for governor, Gavin Newsom told me he strongly supports high speed rail. He backed Proposition 1A in 2008 and said at the time that he supported continued funding. Two and a half years ago, shortly into his second run for governor, Gavin Newsom changed his position and said […]

Oct 20th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Opponents of the high speed rail project were able to get Proposition 53 onto the ballot, and now they’re hoping a favorable ballot title can carry them to victory. As a result, Gov. Jerry Brown and his allies are spending big to help kill this odious measure: With less than three weeks until Election Day, […]

Oct 18th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

It’s been a long discussion spanning many years…and still no resolution on where the HSR maintenance facility will be built: The city of Fresno is presenting a 200-acre parcel bordered by Cedar to the west, train tracks to the east, and American to the north as the ideal place to put a heavy maintenance facility. […]

Oct 14th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized