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James Fallows’s series on California High Speed Rail continues at the Atlantic, where he offers this effort to fairly summarize the critics’ case against the project. Here’s what he sees as the top anti-HSR arguments: The main claims are: • A high-speed rail system might be great in theory, but the realities of this plan […]

Jul 14th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

James Fallows is a nationally prominent writer for The Atlantic. He’s also a fan of high speed rail, having gotten to know it well when living in China. Last year, when writing about Governor Jerry Brown, Fallows mentioned Brown’s work on HSR and his own support of the project. Fallows didn’t leave it there. In […]

Jul 9th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

California Democrats just adopted a budget that includes ambitious spending plans for cap-and-trade revenues. That’s as it should be. But you’d think Democrats would be a bit more cautious before they go undercutting the source of those funds. That is what 16 Democrats are proposing to do. They recently wrote to the California Air Resources […]

Jul 6th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week the Federal Railroad Administration issues its Record of Decision allowing the Fresno to Bakersfield high speed rail segment to proceed to construction. That news was expected and is obviously welcome. This week we’re also getting confirmation of news that was expected and is, I hope, welcome: the California High Speed Rail Authority is […]

Jul 1st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized