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The votes are in – most of them, anyway – and Californians have delivered some big, if indirect, victories for high speed rail. Let’s review: • Prop 53 goes down to defeat. Prop 53 fell behind on election night, but it took two weeks of counting until defeat became official. The numbers as of November […]

Nov 25th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Well this certainly is an out of the blue yet incredibly welcome surprise: President Barack Obama is about to unveil an ambitious plan for a “21st century clean transportation system.” And he hopes to fund it with a tax on oil. Obama aides told POLITICO that when he releases his final budget request next week, […]

Feb 4th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

President Barack Obama is nearing the end of his tenure in office, with just over a year left to go before a new president is inaugurated on January 20, 2017. There’s no doubt that he, and many of us, hoped high speed rail would be further along and in more states than it is right […]

Dec 21st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Seems I’m posting most often early in the week…I’ll try to space these out over the week. Time to catch up on some stories: Jeff Denham wants to “nullify” the federal HSR grant: Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, who has tried multiple times to derail federal funding, successfully pushed a measure through the House of Representatives […]

Jun 15th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized