Posts Tagged ‘Caltrans’

Caltrans is beginning its work on the 2018 California Rail Plan – and it includes a survey they’re asking Californians to take. You don’t have to be a regular train rider to take the survey. Here’s what Caltrans has to say about it: We are just starting work on the new 2018 Rail Plan and […]

Feb 12th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to use cap-and-trade funds for high speed rail has generated some ill-informed criticism from environmentalists and right-wingers. Last week I explained how HSR is an appropriate use of those revenues. Apparently the California Air Resources Board wanted to speak up for themselves, which is exactly what they ought to do. So […]

Jan 30th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Amtrak California has set new ridership records on the Pacific Surfliner and the San Joaquins, leading Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty to proclaim “a rail renaissance is under way” in California in the agency’s press release: In a state noted for its freeways, Californians are riding trains in unprecedented numbers. In 2012-13, Amtrak California carried a […]

Nov 24th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Los Angeles County Metro is planning the High Desert Corridor, a multimodal corridor that could include a new freeway link along the Highway 138 route – and for our purposes, a high speed rail connection between Palmdale and Victorville. That link would help bring the XpressWest high speed trains from Las Vegas all the way […]

Jul 9th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized