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After several months of uncertainty and more than a few conflicting statements, US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today he is leaving his post this year: I have let President Obama know that I will not serve a second term as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. It has been an honor and a […]

Jan 29th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Tomorrow is Election Day across America, and although it’s not on the ballot, the outcome of any number of races will impact the future of high speed rail and mass transit in California. Here are some of the races that matter most: President of the United States – Barack Obama has been an indispensable supporter […]

Nov 5th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

The closure of the 405 freeway through the Sepulveda Pass ended early today, but its impact on Southern California may only just be starting. The predicted traffic nightmare that spawned the term “carmageddon” did not materialize, as people adjusted and found ways to live and get around without relying on the freeway. This should come […]

Jul 17th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

This op-ed in the Sacramento Bee today, Case for high speed rail only grows stronger, is a big freaking deal. It is signed by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, San José Mayor Chuck Reed, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, and Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin. It’s not just the standard “yay HSR!” […]

Jun 7th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized