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In this new video from the California High Speed Rail Authority, you can see six months of progress on the HSR project in just six minutes: Quite a lot of work has been done. Even as the debates over HSR funding continue, even as some dead-enders still think they can kill the project, it’s good […]

Jul 20th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Not only is the Hyperloop a fantasy idea with severe technical and political impediments to ever getting built – the main company working on the project is facing major lawsuits alleging the company is rife with “nepotism, waste, and assault”: How the relationship between the leading investor and the founding chief executive of Hyperloop Technologies […]

Jul 14th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Ever since the weak May auction for California’s cap-and-trade permits, the discussion in Sacramento about how to save and extend the program has gone into overdrive. First, a quick refresher. There is some debate about whether the cap-and-trade system needs new legislation to continue operating beyond 2020 – and whether that new legislation requires a […]

Jul 12th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week’s big news was that the Caltrain electrification contracts were officially approved, with completion expected by 2020. That is, unless Atherton gets its way and stops the whole thing: Officials in this wealthy Bay Area enclave will decide by early next week if they’ll seek a restraining order to stop Caltrain from going ahead […]

Jul 11th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized