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Last week XpressWest estimated 11 million people would ride high speed rail every year by 2035: The figures were based on a $115 roundtrip ticket that would connect passengers on the publicly funded California High Speed rail system to a private line operated by XpressWest, the company franchised nearly two years ago to build a […]

Mar 5th, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized

There’s a belief some credulous sources have that when California Congressional Republicans got the Trump Administration to screw Caltrain electrification that this was really an attack on high speed rail, with Caltrain as some sort of collateral damage. That’s not true, as we’ll see in a moment. But that is the story the anti-HSR folks […]

Feb 25th, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized

I’ve been meaning to write in detail about the Republican attack on Caltrain electrification. But today the Trump Administration dropped the bomb: they’re delaying the grant decision, perhaps for a year: The Federal Transit Administration delayed a decision Friday on whether to approve a $650 million federal grant for electrification of a San Francisco Bay Area […]

Feb 17th, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized

The San Francisco Chronicle has an excellent article examining the massive construction work on high speed rail that is taking place in the Fresno area right now. The article shows a great contrast between the hard-working men and women building HSR and a better Central Valley – and the haters who still, after nine years, […]

Feb 14th, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized