Archive by Robert Cruickshank

As Election Day in the USA draws near (and I’ll have a preview of what it might mean for HSR on Monday), let’s take a look around the world at what’s going on with high speed rail: • HSR supporters and opponents debate in Texas, proving that having a privately funded system doesn’t insulate an […]

Nov 4th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Governor Jerry Brown is one of the most popular governors in recent memory. But he doesn’t lend that prestige often. When he does, it can have a significant impact on voter choices. That’s why this new ad from Gov. Brown against Proposition 53 is so important – and the ad itself is a devastating attack […]

Oct 28th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

This shouldn’t come as any surprise, but the latest financial disclosure documents show that the estimated cost of the Hyperloop has soared. It’s further indication this thing is not ready for prime time and surely is not any kind of substitute for high speed rail: In his 2013 paper that set the tech world abuzz […]

Oct 27th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

One way you can spot an anti-HSR media bias is that the only consistent thing in a particular reporter’s coverage is that every story will make the project look as bad as possible – even if that contradicts previous criticisms. And so it is with Ralph Vartabedian’s latest story about the CHSRA’s decision to shorten […]

Oct 24th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized