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Tim Sheehan at the Fresno Bee reports on an interesting angle to Rep. David Valadao’s opposition to high speed rail – his family owns a dairy right in the project’s path: Republican House members up and down the San Joaquin Valley are squarely opposed to California’s high-speed rail project, for which construction could begin this […]

Jul 14th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

According to the American Lung Association, 8 of the nation’s 10 most polluted cities are in California. And 6 of those are in the Central Valley. What they all have in common is a dependence on the automobile, a situation that a bullet train powered by 100% renewable electricity would certainly help matters. The list, […]

Apr 24th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority has confirmed that it will select the Hanford West alignment for the high speed rail tracks in that area: The route would be below-grade, meaning it will run under main streets and not require new overpasses. It would run mostly along a line just east of 13th Avenue before […]

Apr 3rd, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

On Monday a semi rammed a southbound San Joaquins train near Hanford, causing several cars to derail. Nobody was killed, thankfully, but nearly two dozen people were injured. According to investigators, the driver of the truck can’t explain why he crashed into the train. But that hasn’t stopped some politicians from grandstanding. Kings County Supervisor […]

Oct 4th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized