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Dan Richard has been a revelation as chair of the California High Speed Rail Authority board. He has consistently and effectively pushed back against critics of the HSR system, and his most recent effort is a classic example. In today’s San Jose Mercury News Richards slams Stuart Flashman and Michael Brady, two of the most […]

Aug 18th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The summer of 2014 is the summer that high speed rail in California made its great comeback. First came the Legislature’s approval of spending cap-and-trade funds on the HSR project, ensuring billions of new dollars would flow to it and thus giving it a critical financial boost. Now comes the long awaited ruling in the […]

Jul 31st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Anti-HSR activists lost another lawsuit today when the Third District Court of Appeals upheld the Pacheco Pass route EIR: The Third District Court of Appeals in Sacramento heard an appeal from San Francisco Bay Area cities arguing that a planned path through Pacheco Pass hurts the environment. The state argued the project was exempt from […]

Jul 24th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Of all the lunatic claims touted by those who oppose high speed rail, this has to be the craziest. Stuart Flashman and David Schonbrunn of TRANSDEF, two leading anti-HSR advocates, are suing to stop high speed rail because they claim that an electric train powered by renewable energy would somehow make climate change worse: TRANSDEF […]

Jun 23rd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized