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Jim Costa, Janice Hahn, and Zoe Lofgren are co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on California High-Speed Rail – and they’re not happy about recent Republican attacks on high speed rail in the pages of the Sacramento Bee. They responded to op-eds by Jeff Denham and Kevin McCarthy with their own op-ed in the Bee over […]

Jan 26th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

It’s the same old story: anytime high speed rail is proposed in a particular location, residents freak out and assume that the California High Speed Rail Authority is plotting their doom. The latest example comes from Southern California, where residents of the Lakeview Terrace area, along the Tujunga Wash, are up in arms about the […]

Jan 23rd, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Bakersfield Californian newspaper has been generally supportive of high speed rail, though not uncritically. Their latest editorial on the project makes the right point – HSR opponents have no alternative plan: Critics have long enjoyed calling the project “the train to nowhere,” and they’re right to question its expense. But if you ask some […]

Jan 21st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Congressman Jeff Denham was for high speed rail before he was against it. Since taking office in Congress in 2011 he has done everything he can to stop high speed rail, including helping block any new federal funding for it. Denham’s game is to undermine HSR from Congress, then blame the Authority for having financial […]

Jan 19th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized