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Despite Republicans efforts to prevent it from happening, the federal Surface Transportation Board today approved the Fresno to Bakersfield high speed rail route: In a 56-page report, the federal board spelled out its decision on what would be the second section of the state’s planned high-speed rail system. “The proposed Line will provide the public […]

Aug 12th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

At a public meeting in Santa Clarita last week about 75 residents showed up, most of them to support putting the HSR tracks somewhere else: Many in attendance Tuesday were homeowners from Santa Clarita worried about one of two similar routes following the 14 Freeway taking their homes…. One problem is how to get from […]

Aug 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Rather than ask a bunch of HSR experts about the reasons why President Obama’s high speed rail plans are struggling (answer: Republicans), the New York Times asked a bunch of HSR critics and opponents. It should be no surprise that the resulting article misses some important points: While Republican opposition and community protests have slowed […]

Aug 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

I’ll get back to writing about HSR news tomorrow, but today I couldn’t pass up the news about True Detective Season 2. No, I’m not kidding. Get ready to hear a lot more about that show on this blog, because it’s going to focus on California high speed rail – and will star Elizabeth Moss […]

Aug 6th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized