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Damien Newton has an excellent article debunking Ralph Vartabedian’s appallingly misleading attack on the high speed rail project: The Times’ critique isn’t a fair one, using partial truths to create doubt. While it is factually true to state that the report is “confidential,” Vartabedian uses the term without providing any context, leaving readers to imagine […]

Jan 23rd, 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

California is on an epic collision course with soon-to-be-president Donald Trump. Governor Jerry Brown, incoming AG Xavier Becerra, and the legislative leadership are determined to defend California’s people and values against the new regime in DC. It remains to be seen what this means exactly for California’s high speed rail project. Federal funding now seems […]

Dec 6th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

In what should come as no surprise for reasons that I’ll explain in a moment, the completion of construction on the Central Valley portion of the California High Speed Rail project has been delayed by four years to 2022: The first segment of California’s first-in-the-nation bullet-train project, currently scheduled for completion in 2018, will not […]

May 19th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized