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The California High Speed Rail Authority is considering a shift in plans – building the Initial Operating Segment in the north rather than the south. The Los Angeles Times has the story and while it’s a Ralph Vartabedian article, with some typical “any change in plans is a sign of DOOM” attitudes, it does convey […]

Jan 23rd, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Republicans, such as Congressman Kevin McCarthy, love to argue that the state is wasting money on high speed rail when they should be spending it on addressing the drought. Of course, building high speed rail is addressing the drought, as HSR will help reduce the carbon emissions that threaten to make California’s drought a permanent […]

Nov 11th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority recently settled a lawsuit brought by Bakersfield against the project. One element of the settlement involved the CHSRA agreeing to study a new alternative through Bakersfield – the F Street alignment. As part of this work, the CHSRA published the following video simulation of the F Street alignment. This […]

Sep 15th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Bakersfield Californian newspaper has been generally supportive of high speed rail, though not uncritically. Their latest editorial on the project makes the right point – HSR opponents have no alternative plan: Critics have long enjoyed calling the project “the train to nowhere,” and they’re right to question its expense. But if you ask some […]

Jan 21st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized