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Rather than ask a bunch of HSR experts about the reasons why President Obama’s high speed rail plans are struggling (answer: Republicans), the New York Times asked a bunch of HSR critics and opponents. It should be no surprise that the resulting article misses some important points: While Republican opposition and community protests have slowed […]

Aug 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in Sacramento recently, and talked to the Sacramento Bee editorial board about high speed rail. Why was he in Sacramento? I’ll let him explain… What brings you to town? I am meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown and High Speed Rail chief executive Jeff Morales. I want to thank the […]

Jun 1st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

In his 2015 fiscal year budget President Barack Obama has proposed spending $5 billion a year on high speed rail projects: In addition, the White House would like to set aside $19 billion specifically for rail programs. “The proposal also includes nearly $5 of billion annually for high performance and passenger rail programs,” the White […]

Mar 4th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today reiterated federal support for the California high speed rail project: Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx told the High Speed Rail Summit that the hundred million new U.S. residents expected by the year 2050 will overwhelm the nation’s transportation systems. And as long as we’re going to add rail capacity, […]

Feb 25th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized