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A recent study from the UCLA Lewis Center argued high speed rail is less cost effective at reducing CO2 emissions than investing in local transportation projects such as buses, light rail, and bike/pedestrian infrastructure. There are a lot of flaws with this report, starting with the idea that we should pit different CO2 reduction methods […]

Mar 30th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Legislative Analyst’s Office is a good source for statistical analysis of the state budget. If you want to know the potential financial impact of a particular proposal, or how much revenue a new tax might bring in, or what the state’s long-term debt looks like, they’re likely to give you good, informative answers. But […]

Mar 13th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Carla Marinucci of the San Francisco Chronicle, a reporter who I like a lot, decided to stir the pot yesterday with an article looking at Gavin Newsom’s newfound opposition to high speed rail. Marinucci touted other Newsom positions he took earlier than others that became widely adopted, like support for marriage equality and marijuana legalization. […]

Feb 20th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

News that Governor Jerry Brown is planning to spend $250 million this year on high speed rail from cap-and-trade funds, presumably the floor for an annual amount of funding from that source, should be welcomed by California environmentalists and everyone concerned about climate change. But there are some strange criticisms being made: “Inherent in AB […]

Jan 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized