Archives

Posts Tagged ‘funding’

George Skelton wonders this week if Donald Trump might be the best hope for California high speed rail: Clinton — endorsed by Brown before the California primary — also supports high-speed rail. But as president, she would have virtually no chance of persuading a Republican-controlled House to spend money on a blue state bullet train. […]

Jul 27th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

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
Tags: ,

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
Tags: