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The California Public Utilities Commission has rated the railroad crossing of Rosecrans and Marquardt streets in Santa Fe Springs as the “most hazardous” in the entire state. As the video below explains, the California High Speed Rail Authority will fund 50% of the $137 million cost of building a grade separation. The result will be […]

Aug 28th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Northeast Corridor is getting new trains in five years. Today Vice-President Joe Biden announced the Acela trains will be retired, to be replaced by the Alstom Avelia: Alstom and Amtrak announced today that they have signed a contract for Alstom to design and build 28 new high-speed trains, which will run on the Northeast […]

Aug 26th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized
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It’s a big day for cap-and-trade. First, the good news: SB 32, which would extend the state’s CO2 reduction mandate to 2030, finally passed the assembly. Unfortunately, the legislature did not agree to include specific language extending cap-and-trade: After an intense floor debate, a bill extending California’s greenhouse gas emission targets squeaked by in the […]

Aug 23rd, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

This week we learned that the Hyperloop might go into actual service not in California, not in Nevada…but in Dubai. And it might not carry passengers, instead it would carry cargo. Which is fine. Whatever. More power to ’em. But this is further evidence that the Hyperloop is not nearly ready for prime time for […]

Aug 19th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized
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