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The Fiscal Times has a good analysis of the prospects for foreign investment in US high speed rail projects. The article starts by quoting staffers on private HSR projects who claim they’re a better deal than public projects: California’s example shows that taking taxpayer money opens the door to political and legal challenges that can […]

May 7th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized
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The Los Angeles Times has a new editorial asking Who is going to pay for the bullet train to LA? That’s a reasonable question to ask. But why is it that only the California High Speed Rail Authority has to answer it? But left unsaid in the draft 2016 business plan is how exactly the […]

Apr 19th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

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