Posts Tagged ‘Fresno Bee’

Yesterday we looked at how Merced’s elected leaders fought to stay in the HSR project as part of the Initial Operating Segment. The Merced Sun-Star and its sister papers, including the Modesto Bee, ran editorials praising those elected leaders for that work. That caused their colleagues at the Fresno Bee to look on with envy […]

Apr 26th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

You can almost hear Ralph Vartabedian screaming “I told you so! I told you so!” in his newest article about Parsons Brinckerhoff projecting a 5% cost increase in the Central Valley high speed rail project. In fact, that’s pretty much all the article is. Only in two paragraphs in the middle is there any actual […]

Feb 17th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

So far, the costs of building high speed rail have come in under budget, going by the contracts issued so far for construction segments in the Central Valley. That’s a very good sign for a project that critics deride as a costly boondoggle. But many of those critics think the real bill is yet to […]

Feb 7th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Fresno Bee is out with a damning new editorial, saying that Representative Jeff Denham “Betrays the Valley”: In the Central Valley — where unemployment averages more than 15%, more than 40% in some cities — the [HSR] project would bring jobs and better connections with the coastal economies. It would relieve traffic congestion on […]

Jun 17th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized