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This was a sad yet unsurprising thing to see come out of this morning’s CEO summit at the Trump White House: White House NEC director Gary Cohn says @elonmusk thinks we "can tunnel the entire United States" and can "beat high speed rail" — David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) April 4, 2017 There’s really nothing more fitting […]

Apr 4th, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized

When this blog hit its ninth anniversary last month, I didn’t intend to take a hiatus. But it’s been nearly a month since the last post and it’s time to get back in the saddle. First, a general update on where things stand with high speed rail: Construction continues in the Central Valley Opponents continue […]

Apr 3rd, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week XpressWest estimated 11 million people would ride high speed rail every year by 2035: The figures were based on a $115 roundtrip ticket that would connect passengers on the publicly funded California High Speed rail system to a private line operated by XpressWest, the company franchised nearly two years ago to build a […]

Mar 5th, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized

There’s a belief some credulous sources have that when California Congressional Republicans got the Trump Administration to screw Caltrain electrification that this was really an attack on high speed rail, with Caltrain as some sort of collateral damage. That’s not true, as we’ll see in a moment. But that is the story the anti-HSR folks […]

Feb 25th, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized