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In retrospect, we all should have seen 2016 coming. Both the federal and the state election results were the product of trends that had begun in 2010. California voters continue to embrace a sustainable, innovative future – and continue to support high speed rail as a part of that future. The defeat of Prop 53 […]

Dec 31st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

At yesterday’s board meeting the California High Speed Rail Authority voted to authorize $3.2 billion for tracks from Fresno to Madera, and for Caltrain electrification: The high-speed rail board approved $3.2 billion in funding Tuesday for two segments: $2.6 billion for a 119-mile leg connecting Fresno to Madera and $600 million to electrify a 55-mile […]

Dec 14th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

One way you can spot an anti-HSR media bias is that the only consistent thing in a particular reporter’s coverage is that every story will make the project look as bad as possible – even if that contradicts previous criticisms. And so it is with Ralph Vartabedian’s latest story about the CHSRA’s decision to shorten […]

Oct 24th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed AB 2847 yesterday, arguing that the high speed rail oversight bill is unnecessary: I believe this bill is unnecessary, particularly in view of the passage of AB 1813, which adds two legislative members to the Authority. As with other projects of this magnitude, state law requires strict standards of accountability and […]

Sep 29th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized