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State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg today announced a new proposal to guide the use of California’s cap-and-trade revenues. It includes earmarking 20% of those revenues for the high speed rail project: In addition to permanent funding sources for affordable housing and mass transit, the strategy (available here) also provides a permanent source of […]

Apr 14th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Sacramento Bee ran into Jerry Brown as he filed papers for his fourth campaign for governor, and asked him about funds for the high speed rail project: Right now my main focus is the litigation in the 3rd Court of Appeals, I’m hopeful we will get that resolved quickly. And yes, in addition to […]

Mar 2nd, 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

Today was an eventful day for Governor Jerry Brown and his efforts to fund the California high speed rail project. First, he defended his proposal to use $250 million a year in cap-and-trade revenues for high speed rail: Just so you know, Governor, I’m not one of these Twitter-holics (despite what the numbers might show). […]

Jan 13th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized