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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

There are two big stories this week affecting the California high speed rail project. Today, we’ll look at the good news. Tomorrow, the bad news. Kings County officials have opted not to appeal a judge’s ruling against Central Valley landowners in their ongoing lawsuit against California’s high-speed rail project, clearing another legal hurdle to the […]

May 27th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Roger Rudick has a good overview at Streetsblog SF of yesterday’s HSR scoping meeting at UCSF Mission Bay. One of the main points of discussion by attendees was the progress – or lack thereof – on funding the downtown extension to bring Caltrain and HSR service to the Transbay Terminal: Brian Stokle, with the group […]

May 24th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California rail network just welcomed a major new addition on Friday with the opening of Metro’s Expo Line Phase 2 extension to downtown Santa Monica. Photo from The Source Metro’s Steve Hymon also offered this excellent overview of the Expo Line extension, covering topics ranging from end to end travel times (“about 47-48 minutes”) […]

May 21st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized