Posts Tagged ‘jobs’

Late last week Bloomberg News examined the “Race to Build California Bullet Train” – and how it could spur the development of a new domestic manufacturing industry: California has set off a global race to supply train cars for the state’s nascent high-speed rail line, a $1 billion contract proponents say could fuel a U.S. […]

Feb 23rd, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week the California High Speed Rail Authority received an in-depth, 176-page report examining California High-Speed Rail and the Central Valley Economy. Assembled by Tony Oliveira and Parsons Brinckerhoff, the study shows that high speed rail will provide a major economic boost to the Central Valley – especially if it is built without delay. The […]

Feb 16th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

There’s so much to love about this op-ed by Kathleen Sharp that appeared in the New York Times yesterday, “150 Years of Working on the Railroad”, and not just because my ancestors left County Galway to wind up in California as hers did. She has nailed all the arguments for high speed rail, while also […]

Feb 5th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

California’s statewide unemployment rate is 7.3%, as of October 2014. That’s driven by low unemployment on the coasts – Orange County is at 5.4% – but many places, including the Central Valley, are still facing higher rates. Fresno County had a 9.5% unemployment rate as of September 2014 – and that was the first time […]

Dec 17th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized