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On Wednesday Representative Jeff Denham and State Senator Andy Vidak called for a new public vote on high speed rail in a Sacramento Bee op-ed. Their arguments were full of the usual flaws, the most important of which is Denham’s omission that he has been waging war against HSR since the day he was sworn […]

Feb 28th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today reiterated federal support for the California high speed rail project: Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx told the High Speed Rail Summit that the hundred million new U.S. residents expected by the year 2050 will overwhelm the nation’s transportation systems. And as long as we’re going to add rail capacity, […]

Feb 25th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Federal Railroad Administration delivered some welcome news yesterday: The California High Speed Rail Authority is heaving a sigh of relief, as the Federal Railroad Administration announced its decision to give the Authority an extension on a $180 million payment. As part of the grant agreement with the FRA, the Authority initially had until April […]

Feb 22nd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Tea Party (and their newest friend, Gavin Newsom) may be continuing their war against high speed rail. But California’s labor unions, a key Democratic constituency, remain deeply supportive of the project. Robbie Hunter of the State Building and Construction Trades Council explains why: Simply put, California cannot afford not to do this. Our transportation […]

Feb 19th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized