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It’s a big day for cap-and-trade. First, the good news: SB 32, which would extend the state’s CO2 reduction mandate to 2030, finally passed the assembly. Unfortunately, the legislature did not agree to include specific language extending cap-and-trade: After an intense floor debate, a bill extending California’s greenhouse gas emission targets squeaked by in the […]

Aug 23rd, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

This week we learned that the Hyperloop might go into actual service not in California, not in Nevada…but in Dubai. And it might not carry passengers, instead it would carry cargo. Which is fine. Whatever. More power to ’em. But this is further evidence that the Hyperloop is not nearly ready for prime time for […]

Aug 19th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized
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The California High Speed Rail Authority has a new video update on HSR construction work in the Fresno area – including the Fresno River Viaduct, which is now a visible and freestanding structure: Progress!

Aug 15th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

It’s a toasty day up and down the West Coast. Let’s spend it talking about high speed rail: • Delays in right-of-way acquisition have led to a $50 million cost overrun on the Central Valley section of the high speed rail construction project. • A new vision for downtown Bakersfield and how it will integrate […]

Aug 13th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized