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If you build it, they will ride. Metro is learning this the hard way as ridership on the Expo Line booms – and they don’t have enough cars to meet the demand: “I love the train, but I don’t think I can keep doing this,” said Cindy Rodriguez, 38, who had stood in the sun […]

Aug 9th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The news out of Sacramento is growing more ominous, as oil companies continue to make their demands regarding California’s strategy to tackle the climate crisis. As a result, it doesn’t look there will be any action in the legislature this month: California’s current greenhouse gas reduction mandate is set to expire in 2020. So is […]

Aug 4th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Tom Steyer and his organization, NextGen Climate Action, are running a new TV across the state this week slamming oil companies for trying to weaken California’s clear air laws: As the Sacramento Bee reports, this comes in advance of efforts by the Western States Petroleum Association to gut cap-and-trade and the low carbon fuel standard […]

Aug 1st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Literally the very first post on this blog back in March 2008 was about concern that high speed rail could be broken up into pieces as regional agencies and groups try to pry apart the HSR project’s funding. Fast forward eight years and it’s clear that concern has never really gone away. Caltrain electrification is […]

Jul 31st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized