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There’s a certain kind of transit advocate out there who will oppose new transit and rail lines if those lines offend their own personal beliefs as to what makes for good routes. In California, those advocates like to congregate at TRAC – the Train Riders Association of California. TRAC falls into the category of those […]

Sep 29th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

And then there were three: Two would-be contenders for a contract to design and build the second stretch of a high-speed train line through the San Joaquin Valley have dropped out of the competition, leaving the California High-Speed Rail Authority with three contractors chasing the job. The withdrawal of the two contracting teams potentially reduces […]

Aug 27th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

One of the worst calumnies flung at the California high speed rail project is that by starting in the Central Valley, the state is building a “train to nowhere.” Incoming State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León echoed this sentiment when he told the LA Times that the only thing along the route were […]

Jul 28th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

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