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After trailing on election night, Congressman Jim Costa – a key figure in the development of the California high speed rail project – appears to have finally won re-election: For the second time in the past three elections, Fresno Democrat Jim Costa has rallied from an election night vote deficit to win reelection to Congress. […]

Nov 19th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

A few months ago the “hybrid” or “blended” plan for mixing high speed rail and Caltrain on the Peninsula generated strong criticism from HSR advocates, including on this blog. However, it’s also clear that support is growing for the plan. The Bay Area Council’s recent endorsement of a hybrid plan and call for the MTC […]

Aug 1st, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

Some on the Peninsula see high speed rail as a threat to Caltrain’s future. But today we saw a reminder of how high speed rail and Caltrain help each other out. The US Department of Transportation and the California High Speed Rail Authority today announced a $16 million grant to build positive train control on […]

Jun 23rd, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani today called out her fellow Democrat, Senator Joe Simitian, who has emerged this week as a significant threat to the high speed rail project. In a statement released this afternoon she accused Simitian of being the “Great Train Robber” for his apparent effort to take HSR money for Caltrain, risking the HSR […]

Apr 29th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized