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At least five people are dead and dozens injured after an Amtrak Northeast Regional train derailed last night near Philadelphia. This wasn’t a high-speed Acela train, but the crash occurred on the same Amtrak-owned Northeast Corridor tracks that the Acela uses. Yonah Freemark has joined others in suggesting that the lack of positive train control […]

May 13th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Congressman Jeff Denham was for high speed rail before he was against it. Since taking office in Congress in 2011 he has done everything he can to stop high speed rail, including helping block any new federal funding for it. Denham’s game is to undermine HSR from Congress, then blame the Authority for having financial […]

Jan 19th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

After trailing on election night, Congressman Jim Costa – a key figure in the development of the California high speed rail project – appears to have finally won re-election: For the second time in the past three elections, Fresno Democrat Jim Costa has rallied from an election night vote deficit to win reelection to Congress. […]

Nov 19th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

KCAL 9 caught up with Governor Jerry Brown yesterday in Southern California and asked him if the election results – specifically the Republican capture of the US Senate – meant that the high speed rail project was in trouble: “Look, we have the ingredients to get this thing launched,” Brown told reporters on his way […]

Nov 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized