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Apologies for the long delay in September posts! More topical posts to come next week. In the meantime, enjoy this video of Shinkansen trains. My 2-year old son loves watching train videos on YouTube and this is one of his favorites (I swear I’m not brainwashing him, he genuinely loves trains and especially HSR!):

Sep 10th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

This isn’t the deal to extend cap-and-trade, but it may help achieve it: Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders reached a deal on how to spend $900 million in cap-and-trade revenues. From the governor’s office comes this list: -$368 million to the Air Resources Board, including: -$133 million to the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program. -$80 […]

Aug 31st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California Public Utilities Commission has rated the railroad crossing of Rosecrans and Marquardt streets in Santa Fe Springs as the “most hazardous” in the entire state. As the video below explains, the California High Speed Rail Authority will fund 50% of the $137 million cost of building a grade separation. The result will be […]

Aug 28th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Northeast Corridor is getting new trains in five years. Today Vice-President Joe Biden announced the Acela trains will be retired, to be replaced by the Alstom Avelia: Alstom and Amtrak announced today that they have signed a contract for Alstom to design and build 28 new high-speed trains, which will run on the Northeast […]

Aug 26th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized
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