Posts Tagged ‘China’

One of the main reasons to build high speed rail in California is to lure passengers away from airlines, which spew huge amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere, and put them onto bullet trains powered by renewable electricity. All over the world we’ve seen how riders will make the shift from planes to trains once […]

Apr 1st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Just five years ago China was just beginning to develop its high speed rail network. It wasn’t much further along than the United States. But with a huge amount of economic stimulus funding, China has networked much of their country, one that is roughly the size of the continental USA. And as the New York […]

Sep 24th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

As part of his trip to China, Governor Jerry Brown, California High Speed Rail Authority board chairman Dan Richard, and the press pool following them took the high speed train from Beijing to Shanghai today. It was not only a good opportunity for the governor and the board chairman to experience Chinese HSR up close, […]

Apr 11th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

The main purpose of any transportation project is to help people get to where they want to go. Cost should be a subsidiary factor in the planning of any transportation project. Unfortunately, in the 30 years since right-wing ideology became politically ascendant, keeping costs down so that rich people didn’t have to pay higher taxes […]

Jan 26th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized