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In addition to the flaws described yesterday in the Ralph Vartabedian article on high speed rail fares, several people have discovered serious errors in the article’s core assertion: that the proposed fares for the California HSR system are unusually low when compared to other HSR systems around the world. Vartabedian made that charge in order […]

May 11th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

When I saw the headline “Doing the math on California bullet train fares” for a brief moment I thought this might be an interesting and informative story about what riders might expect a fare to be in the late 2020s when the system opens from LA to SF. Then I saw that Ralph Vartabedian was […]

May 10th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Ralph Vartabedian must have ordered a stiff drink when he saw the latest USC/LA Times polling on high speed rail: Californians are slightly less inclined to want to halt the state’s high-speed rail project, according to the poll. When asked whether construction of California’s high-speed rail line should be allowed to go ahead or if […]

Nov 3rd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

There are two things that should come as no surprise to anyone reading this blog. First, Californians support high speed rail. Second, Ralph Vartabedian does not. Vartabedian has a rather whiny article up at the LA Times today complaining that high speed rail is not a factor in this fall’s statewide election: Neither Brown nor […]

Oct 28th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized