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Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill this week allowing Metro to go to Los Angeles County voters in November 2016 with a request to raise the sales tax to fund transit and road projects. Metro had been on the ballot in 2012 but narrowly “lost” even though they got 66% of the vote (they needed […]

Oct 8th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority is seeking permission to drill in the San Gabriel Mountains as part of their study of a possible tunnel from Palmdale to the LA basin: The California High Speed Rail Authority has asked permission to test-drill deep beneath the Angeles National Forest to determine the feasibility of digging a […]

Sep 29th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

During the Great Recession, China chose to stimulate its economy through massive infrastructure projects – including building out a national high speed rail system. But after a few years, criticism began to mount amidst growing problems. The Wenzhou disaster in 2011 showed China had serious problems in terms of managing the rapid growth of the […]

Sep 27th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

XpressWest, which just inked a deal with China to help build HSR from Southern California to Southern Nevada, isn’t the only proposed new passenger rail line along that route. There’s also the X Train, a proposal by Las Vegas Railway Express to operate a private luxury passenger rail line from LA to the Strip. Unlike […]

Sep 22nd, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized