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James Fallows’s series on California High Speed Rail continues at the Atlantic, where he offers this effort to fairly summarize the critics’ case against the project. Here’s what he sees as the top anti-HSR arguments: The main claims are: • A high-speed rail system might be great in theory, but the realities of this plan […]

Jul 14th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

James Fallows is a nationally prominent writer for The Atlantic. He’s also a fan of high speed rail, having gotten to know it well when living in China. Last year, when writing about Governor Jerry Brown, Fallows mentioned Brown’s work on HSR and his own support of the project. Fallows didn’t leave it there. In […]

Jul 9th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

I admit my heart skipped a beat when I saw the Los Angeles Times headline “Next Senate leader Kevin de León wants Brown to rethink bullet train.” But the title to George Skelton’s column is meant to be taken literally. “Rethink” isn’t a euphemism for “kill” – instead incoming Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De […]

Jun 22nd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Here we go again. House Republicans have voted to defund California high speed rail in yet another attack on the project: Daring a presidential veto, GOP lawmakers are deploying a Fiscal 2015 transportation funding bill to effectively block the federal Surface Transportation Board from issuing new permits for the California project. Hammering home the point, […]

Jun 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized