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The Los Angeles Times has a new editorial asking Who is going to pay for the bullet train to LA? That’s a reasonable question to ask. But why is it that only the California High Speed Rail Authority has to answer it? But left unsaid in the draft 2016 business plan is how exactly the […]

Apr 19th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

I’m a big fan of Michael Hiltzik, columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Often he writes intelligently about economic issues. This time, he has an insightful column about high speed rail, calling it “troubled but necessary.” It’s a strong defense of the importance of this project: One can debate the authority’s numbers or the true […]

Mar 5th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Ralph Vartabedian is really working overtime to try and spin this into a much bigger story than it is. First-term Assemblymember Patty Lopez has turned against high speed rail – but as we’ll see, that isn’t quite the kind of story Vartabedian thinks it is: The rock-solid Democratic support in Sacramento for the bullet train, […]

Dec 9th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

It feels like at least once every six months someone claims that technological innovations will make high speed rail obsolete or unnecessary, despite the fact that HSR continues to thrive all over the world. This time it’s UCSB economist Dick Startz, arguing in the LA Times that driverless cars make HSR unnecessary: High-speed rail might […]

Nov 30th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized