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This was a sad yet unsurprising thing to see come out of this morning’s CEO summit at the Trump White House: White House NEC director Gary Cohn says @elonmusk thinks we "can tunnel the entire United States" and can "beat high speed rail" — David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) April 4, 2017 There’s really nothing more fitting […]

Apr 4th, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized

There’s a belief some credulous sources have that when California Congressional Republicans got the Trump Administration to screw Caltrain electrification that this was really an attack on high speed rail, with Caltrain as some sort of collateral damage. That’s not true, as we’ll see in a moment. But that is the story the anti-HSR folks […]

Feb 25th, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized

It’s a movie we’ve seen several times before. A government agency issues a report warning that it’s possible there could be big cost overruns on the high speed rail project. (In other news, water is wet.) HSR opponents jump all over the report, Republicans wave it around to justify another attack, all while the California […]

Jan 16th, 2017 | Filed under Uncategorized

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