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This op-ed from LA Times editorial writer Karin Klein is one of the most appalling things I’ve read in a very long time. She uses the news of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet slowly collapsing to argue against funding high speed rail. No, seriously. This has to be seen to be believed: It has to […]

May 13th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

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