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Shane Phillips has a very interesting post up at Better Institutions that takes a detailed look at the direct fiscal benefits of high speed rail, and concludes that California could make more than $40 billion in profit over the next 100 years: Below is a summary of these results, including additional sensitivity analysis to account […]

Dec 4th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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It’s really unfortunate that more members of the media don’t call out people like Jeff Denham when they make misleading statements like this: Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) said that if California can’t find $55 billion its high-speed rail project is a “pipe dream.” “The California High Speed Rail Authority faces a $55 billion funding gap […]

Aug 15th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

A common criticism leveled against the California high speed rail project is that private investors haven’t committed anything to the project. That’s always been a flawed argument. This blog has repeatedly made the point that private investment will show up once the state government has shown it is committed to delivering its own funding to […]

Jul 21st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

James Fallows’s series on California High Speed Rail continues at the Atlantic, where he offers this effort to fairly summarize the critics’ case against the project. Here’s what he sees as the top anti-HSR arguments: The main claims are: • A high-speed rail system might be great in theory, but the realities of this plan […]

Jul 14th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized