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James Fallows’s series at the Atlantic is really getting good. Chris Reed of U-T San Diego, a right-wing ideologue and a notorious opponent of HSR, called Fallows “clueless” about the bullet train. But Fallows has dealt with fools before, and wasn’t about to be intimidated by Reed. Fallows turned to California High Speed Rail Authority […]

Jul 15th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week the Federal Railroad Administration issues its Record of Decision allowing the Fresno to Bakersfield high speed rail segment to proceed to construction. That news was expected and is obviously welcome. This week we’re also getting confirmation of news that was expected and is, I hope, welcome: the California High Speed Rail Authority is […]

Jul 1st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

It was a nice idea, but in the end unworkable. That’s the conclusion that the California High Speed Rail Authority and Amtrak have reached in ending their plan to jointly bid for trainsets: A joint bidding process that rail officials hoped would make it cheaper to buy new trains for the California High-Speed Rail Authority […]

Jun 20th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Last week the Bakersfield City Council voted 6-1 to sue the California High Speed Rail Authority over its choice of a downtown station. The irony is that, as the Bakersfield Californian explains, the CHSRA chose a downtown station because that’s what Bakersfield asked for: On June 30 of that year, the Bakersfield City Council unanimously […]

May 29th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized