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Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari has been traveling around the Central Valley bashing the high speed rail project. For someone who claims to care about jobs and poverty, it’s a bizarre and hypocritical thing to do. High speed rail is essential to the Central Valley’s future economic prosperity, as well as providing desperately needed jobs […]

Mar 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

I was really pleased to see the headline of a new op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled Don’t give up on the bullet train, California. I hoped it would be a rousing defense of the concept of high speed rail, of reducing CO2 emissions and fossil fuel consumption, of moving forward on 21st century […]

Feb 12th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority is moving ahead with its plans for the second phase of HSR construction in the Central Valley – a 60 mile segment from Fresno to the Tulare-Kern County line. Five bids have been received: • California Rail Builders: Ferrovial Agroman US Corp. and Granite Construction Company • Dragados/Flatiron/Shimmick: Dragados […]

Dec 19th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last weekend a meeting in Hanford brought together anti-high speed rail activists to pitch their case for unnecessary changes that would undermine, perhaps fatally, the California high speed rail project. The only difference is that the meeting was held by those who consider themselves to be supporters of passenger rail. The Train Riders Association of […]

Nov 5th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized