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One of the most important things to remember about the lawsuits that have been filed against the California high speed rail project is that they come not from people who want high speed rail – they are coming from people who oppose the project. The lawsuits represent an end run around the democratic process. This […]

Dec 1st, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

In the wake of yesterday’s announcement that Madera-Corcoran be the starting point for HSR construction in California, project supporters in Merced, which was not included in the first segment, have expressed their outrage at the choice. Their primary concern is that the California High Speed Rail Authority staff assessment of the proposed starting point gave […]

Nov 25th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

In the summer of 2008, the high speed rail bond proposal was altered in order to address criticisms some project supporters had about possible sprawl in the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. AB 3034, the bill that became Prop 1A and was approved by voters that fall, specifically ruled out any station location […]

Jun 13th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

As promised the California High Speed Rail Authority has published the 2008 Business Plan. Remember, this would have been ready in time for the election had Republicans like Roy Ashburn not blocked passage of the state budget for three months. The plan itself is primarily an update of construction costs and ridership estimates. The overall […]

Nov 8th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized