Archive by Robert Cruickshank

Joe Mathews has been busy riding the rails in Germany and has some very useful and insightful conclusions to share with Californians as the Golden State continues planning and building its own high speed rail system. Mainly, he emphasizes, the stations need to be built as hubs not just for travel, but as nodes that […]

Nov 9th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Ralph Vartabedian’s latest, biased attack on high speed rail has generated yet another round of baseless political and media attacks on the project. One of Vartabedian’s claims was that the California High Speed Rail Authority was hiding a 2013 draft analysis that suggested it was possible that costs could rise. That suggestion isn’t news to […]

Nov 5th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The most recent anti-HSR screed from Ralph Vartabedian has generated a lot of attention, mainly for its speculative claim that cost overruns and project delays are a certainty. Vartabedian reached that conclusion after talking to a bunch of HSR critics and wrote a typically one-sided article. As it turns out, he omitted some important facts. […]

Oct 29th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Earlier this year, HBO’s True Detective shot a climactic scene for its second season at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center – aka ARTIC, the city’s new Metrolink/Amtrak station. The scene showed a modern train station bustling with people, a perfect place for a tense conversation, or as it happened, a shootout. But that appears […]

Oct 27th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized
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