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Having been resoundingly beaten in the courts once again, opponents of the California high speed rail project are now shifting their attention to another part of the project in hopes they can derail it. Their new claim is that the route from Bakersfield to Tehachapi Pass is too steep: A grassroots group of Central Valley […]

Oct 19th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California Supreme Court has just rejected Kings County’s appeal of the Court of Appeals decision that favored the California High Speed Rail Authority. Earlier this year the Court of Appeals had overturned a Superior Court decision in favor of Kings County that threatened the future of the high speed rail project. The justices rejected […]

Oct 15th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

James Fallows is back with his occasional series on California’s high speed rail project, which includes some great reader responses: I travel frequently from San Francisco to Southern California to visit an elderly parent. I cannot count the number of times my plane is late. This time, like the last time, it was 3 hours […]

Oct 13th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The anti-HSR organization known as Train Riders Association of California has never won a battle in its fight to stop the high speed rail project. Somehow, they still get op-eds in newspapers despite consistently losing. Thankfully the Sacramento Bee has given California High Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales a chance to respond to TRAC’s […]

Oct 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized