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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

Another year, another Democratic bloodbath outside of California. Democrats have lost control of the US Senate, meaning we’re right back to the late 1990s again in terms of DC politics. As with 2010, California largely resisted the red tide. Jerry Brown was re-elected governor by at least a 19 point margin. Californians resoundingly rejected Neel […]

Nov 6th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

There’s a lot to dislike in the latest attack on passenger rail from the House Republicans, including further efforts to defund the vital long-distance routes. But what’s particularly annoying is their ongoing effort to confine high speed rail in America to the Northeast Corridor, even though other regions have a strong need for HSR as […]

Sep 16th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized