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The LA Times’ Ralph Vartabedian reports that anti-HSR State Senators may try to move the HSR funds out of the Central Valley, even though the current HSR proposal includes billions in funds for both the Bay Area and Southern California in addition to starting HSR construction in the Valley: But the plan has met growing […]

Jun 24th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

In a powerful op-ed in today’s Sacramento Bee, the mayors of some of California’s largest cities – Los Angeles, San Francisco, San José, Sacramento and Fresno called on the Legislature to fund high speed rail in 2012: We are all strong supporters of building the California High-Speed Rail system, and our state has arrived at […]

Apr 20th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Today was high speed rail day in the State Capitol in Sacramento, with both an Assembly and a Senate hearing on Governor Jerry Brown’s request to uphold the will of the voters and fund HSR construction in 2012. The Assembly hearings made it clear that the Democratic leadership there is strongly in support of the […]

Apr 18th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

As the presidential election cycle heats up, Republicans are looking for ways to undermine President Barack Obama. One of their tried and true tactics is to take high profile initiatives of the Obama Administration and poke holes in them, make them look like scandalous wasteful failures rather than bold, innovative, effective projects. Congressional Republicans already […]

Apr 12th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized