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Siemens has long been hoping to add high speed trains to the passenger rail vehicles it builds at its Sacramento plant. Now they will, thanks to All Aboard Florida: The Siemens plant in South Sacramento will build the locomotives and passenger cars for All Aboard Florida, a high-speed rail system that could begin operation well […]

Sep 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Pledges in Florida and Texas to build rail systems without public money attract a lot of attention in our austerity addled world. But they’re not practical. A Sacramento Business Journal writer asks about it anyway: California’s high-speed rail project, a public-private partnership, has been besieged for years by complaints that the $68 billion project is […]

Sep 10th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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After Florida Governor Rick Scott controversially killed the state’s plans for true high speed trains in 2011, the private sector jumped in to fill the gap. Since Florida is an excellent place to build bullet trains, as is California, it was an obvious place for companies to try and provide new service. All Aboard Florida […]

Mar 21st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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I missed this last week, but it’s worth mentioning here. When former Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced his campaign for governor, he included a slam at current Governor Rick Scott for rejecting the federal stimulus funds to build high speed rail: Republican-turned-Democratic former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist criticized incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R) for rejecting […]

Nov 12th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized