Posts Tagged ‘climate’

Carla Marinucci of the San Francisco Chronicle, a reporter who I like a lot, decided to stir the pot yesterday with an article looking at Gavin Newsom’s newfound opposition to high speed rail. Marinucci touted other Newsom positions he took earlier than others that became widely adopted, like support for marriage equality and marijuana legalization. […]

Feb 20th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

A few HSR-related stories from around the world as I try and keep warm on a Sunday afternoon that feels colder than the temperature indicates: The UN Environment Program is chartering a high speed train to Copenhagen for the climate summit later this week. Deutsche Bahn bought enough renewable energy to power the train trip, […]

Dec 6th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

That’s the question Ryan Avent is asking in the wake of the Times’ blog attacks on HSR: The New York Times has now turned loose writers at two of its economics blogs to make weak arguments against the construction of high-speed rail lines. I have been following Ed Glaeser’s attempt to do a back-of-the-envelope assessment […]

Aug 16th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Today marks the one-year anniversary of this blog. I’d actually been trying to build out a much bigger pro-HSR site using a dedicated URL, a Joomla! installation, and with neat bells and whistles. But it was taking months, and by March 2008, I gave up and decided to just whip something up on Blogger to […]

Mar 6th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized