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Protests are being held around the world today as part of the People’s Climate March. I’m all for the march and I wish them success. It’s also a good occasion to remind ourselves of what is really preventing action on global warming. Contrary to what many people assume, the people who deny global warming is […]

Sep 21st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The former Del Monte plant in Fresno is coming down to make way for the high speed rail project. The building is 68 years old, but has stood empty for the last ten years. HSR is thus serving as a kind of redevelopment for downtown Fresno, which is a positive thing for the city and […]

Sep 17th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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There’s a lot to dislike in the latest attack on passenger rail from the House Republicans, including further efforts to defund the vital long-distance routes. But what’s particularly annoying is their ongoing effort to confine high speed rail in America to the Northeast Corridor, even though other regions have a strong need for HSR as […]

Sep 16th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Some good news for the future downtown extension that will bring Caltrain and high speed rail to the Transbay Terminal: San Francisco city officials cut a deal Tuesday with downtown property owners who had threatened to sue over a proposed tax district that city officials are counting on to help pay for the $2.6 billion […]

Sep 15th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized