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When I was a kid growing up in Southern California, we used to take regular camping trips to nearby state parks. Usually it was to a state beach. As we lived in Orange County, we often visited San Onofre, or San Clemente, sometimes Doheny. One of my favorite trips, however, was up the coast to […]

May 22nd, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The fate of the Texas Central high speed rail project rests on “intense negotiations” now taking place in Austin: Tucked in Page 682 of the budget passed by the Senate in April is Rider 48, a provision that would bar the Texas Department of Transportation from spending any state funds toward “subsidizing or assisting in […]

May 21st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Yesterday Governor Jerry Brown issued the May revise to his 2015-16 proposed budget, and it includes $500 million for high speed rail: Securing annual funding for high-speed rail — which was awarded $250 million in the last budget and stands to receive $500 million in the next — was a key victory for Brown. “It’s […]

May 16th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

At least five people are dead and dozens injured after an Amtrak Northeast Regional train derailed last night near Philadelphia. This wasn’t a high-speed Acela train, but the crash occurred on the same Amtrak-owned Northeast Corridor tracks that the Acela uses. Yonah Freemark has joined others in suggesting that the lack of positive train control […]

May 13th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized