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Well this certainly is an out of the blue yet incredibly welcome surprise: President Barack Obama is about to unveil an ambitious plan for a “21st century clean transportation system.” And he hopes to fund it with a tax on oil. Obama aides told POLITICO that when he releases his final budget request next week, […]

Feb 4th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

This is taking NIMBYism a bit far, if you ask me: A cemetery — which some residents called fake — popped up on an Acton property right in the path of where a high-speed rail was proposed, which raised eyebrows of residents who said they believe the entire thing is a ruse to stop the […]

Feb 2nd, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority got two new board members this week. Lorraine Paskett was appointed to fill a vacancy created when Jim Hartnett stepped down nearly two years ago, and former Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal was appointed to fill a vacancy created when Thea Selby was elected to the City College of San Francisco […]

Jan 28th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Assembly Budget Subcommittee #3 on Resources and Transportation held a hearing today on the high speed rail project. You can view the 90-minute hearing below: One of the big news items that came out of the hearing was California High Speed Rail Authority board chairman Dan Richard telling legislators that the upcoming 2016 Business […]

Jan 27th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized