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Enough about overhyped transportation gizmos – let’s take a look at something real, and realistic, something that is actually being built right now. The California High Speed Rail Authority produced this great video overview of HSR construction in the Fresno area, where things are coming along quickly: That pergola structure, where the HSR tracks cross […]

May 12th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Hyperloop is back in the news in a big way. A company calling itself Hyperloop One built a “test track” in the desert outside of Las Vegas and successfully tested a device on a track: The 700 mph #Hyperloop just got one step closer to reality. @HyperloopOne held its first test run.https://t.co/7o3JcaL7f3 — CNBC […]

May 11th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized
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The California High Speed Rail Authority board is meeting in Bakersfield today. You can view the agenda here and watch it live here. One of the subjects under discussion will be the route through Bakersfield: Currently, there are two proposed alignments. The first was created by the Authority and has undergone a full environmental review. […]

May 10th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Fiscal Times has a good analysis of the prospects for foreign investment in US high speed rail projects. The article starts by quoting staffers on private HSR projects who claim they’re a better deal than public projects: California’s example shows that taking taxpayer money opens the door to political and legal challenges that can […]

May 7th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized
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