Archive by Robert Cruickshank

The Assembly Budget Subcommittee #3 on Resources and Transportation held a hearing today on the high speed rail project. You can view the 90-minute hearing below: One of the big news items that came out of the hearing was California High Speed Rail Authority board chairman Dan Richard telling legislators that the upcoming 2016 Business […]

Jan 27th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

I mean, this doesn’t really count as “news” given how obvious the positive reaction would be, but it’s still noteworthy that leaders in Silicon Valley welcomed the idea of building the Initial Operating Segment for high speed rail in the northern part of the state, from San José to Bakersfield: “This would seriously be a […]

Jan 25th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority is considering a shift in plans – building the Initial Operating Segment in the north rather than the south. The Los Angeles Times has the story and while it’s a Ralph Vartabedian article, with some typical “any change in plans is a sign of DOOM” attitudes, it does convey […]

Jan 23rd, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Josh Stephens has a really interesting take on the Hyperloop at the California Planning and Development Report. He points out that most of the hype comes from people who are comparing to other Elon Musk projects and neglecting to consider that, like any other terrestrial infrastructure project, it still needs a right of way: Hyperloop […]

Jan 20th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized