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UC Berkeley environmental law prof Ethan Elkind has been publishing a series of interesting articles on his website recently looking at rail planning in California. His basic thesis is that the ideas that make sense to the transit planners don’t often make it to construction – that the political process intervenes to produce different outcomes. […]

Mar 19th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

As I read the reaction today to the recent ruling on California high speed rail, one thing kept coming to mind: It’s quite fitting if you think about it. Someone insists something is dead. That thing isn’t actually dead. But rather than accept that reality, someone decides to kill the thing so that it fits […]

Nov 26th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last Thursday night, California High Speed Rail Authority board chairman Dan Richard made a very interesting comment while on a panel discussion about HSR: Before taking the helm of California’s High-Speed Rail Authority, Dan Richard told Gov. Jerry Brown that the plan was “really screwed up and going to end up biting you in the […]

Dec 2nd, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Peninsula isn’t the only place in Northern California where anti-rail activism is having an impact. Across the bay in Livermore, the City Council recently voted to oppose a downtown station in favor of the inferior I-580 alignment. This was a reversal of the Council’s earlier position, and as in Palo Alto, it came after […]

Aug 21st, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized