Archive by Robert Cruickshank

Some things change over the course of five years. The San Jose Sharks are playing in a Stanley Cup Final at last – even if it’s not going too well at the moment. The San Jose Earthquakes are playing in a new stadium next to the airport. The city has a new mayor, and sometime […]

Jun 7th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

If you’re a high speed rail supporter, this news might make your next trip to the DMV more tolerable: the California High Speed Rail Authority will be airing this video at DMV offices across the state: I like that they’re finding ways to show Californians that HSR is real and under construction. Though I’d love […]

Jun 3rd, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

This week the Gotthard Base Tunnel will open in Switzerland. The tunnel is 57 kilometers (35 miles) long and 2,300 meters (7,500 feet) deep. By W.Rebel – Own work, CC BY 3.0 The tunnel has been under construction for 20 years. But the benefits will likely last for generations: Once fully functional, the tunnel will […]

May 31st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week the California Air Resources Board held an auction of carbon emission permits under the cap-and-trade system established in 2006 by AB 32. It did not go well. Only about a tenth of the available pollution credits were sold in an auction last week, according to results released Wednesday by the California Air Resources […]

May 28th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized