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It’s no surprise that longtime critics and opponents of the California high speed rail project have seized upon recent setbacks to try and reshape the project in their preferred image. Even though they’ve lost every other political battle, and even though the court case had nothing to do with the route chosen, there remain those […]

Dec 16th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

A new USC/Dornsife poll shows that 52% of voters believe HSR should be stopped, a result that the LA Times’ Ralph Vartabedian calls a sign of “buyer’s remorse.” I actually agree with using that phrase in this context. But it’s important to consider how buyer’s remorse works, which actually explains very well why these poll […]

Sep 29th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

In today’s LA Times a USC public policy professor, Lisa Schweitzer, offers three suggestions for “getting California’s bullet train back on track”. It’s a worthwhile discussion to have, but her three points are flawed in that they do not accurately state the situation facing HSR – and therefore make it difficult to embrace these solutions […]

Sep 11th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Over at the Los Angeles Times our old friend Ralph Vartabedian is suggesting there are three obstacles to a July groundbreaking for the high speed rail project: The new challenges are coming from a private railroad that controls a key right of way, a legislative committee delving into contracting issues and a powerful federal agency […]

Apr 30th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized