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Dan Richard and Jeff Morales, chair and CEO of the California High Speed Rail Authority, fired back in an open letter to the Legislature against what they describe as a “fundamentally misleading” article by Ralph Vartabedian in the LA Times that implied the high speed rail project faced massive cost overruns: First, with regard to […]

Jan 17th, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized

It’s a movie we’ve seen several times before. A government agency issues a report warning that it’s possible there could be big cost overruns on the high speed rail project. (In other news, water is wet.) HSR opponents jump all over the report, Republicans wave it around to justify another attack, all while the California […]

Jan 16th, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized

Yogi Berra might have something to say about the news that Caltrain ridership has dropped for the first time in six years. “Nobody rides Caltrain anymore – it’s too crowded” seems to be the story: Caltrain’s average weekday ridership in August decreased 2.7 percent from the same month in 2015. Year-over-year ridership declined 3.3 percent […]

Jan 7th, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized
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In retrospect, we all should have seen 2016 coming. Both the federal and the state election results were the product of trends that had begun in 2010. California voters continue to embrace a sustainable, innovative future – and continue to support high speed rail as a part of that future. The defeat of Prop 53 […]

Dec 31st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized