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As news spreads of both the blended plan and the upcoming business plan’s efforts to distribute more of the Prop 1A money to urban areas sooner (including Caltrain electrification), some HSR opponents as well as longtime supporters are raising questions about whether those proposals conform to Proposition 1A, the voter-approved initiative from 2008 that authorized […]

Mar 26th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Two of the key architects of the California high speed rail project, Quentin Kopp and Mehdi Morshed, are raising some questions about the California High Speed Rail Authority’s new approach to the project. From KQED: But Kopp and Morshed sound decidedly less enthusiastic these days. They still believe high-speed rail is necessary for the state. […]

Nov 23rd, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a good governor on TV, although he has shown himself to be one of the worst governors of all time when it actually comes to policymaking. This is especially true of high speed rail. On TV he has often spoken glowingly of HSR and did so again on Meet The Press last […]

Feb 17th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

So that’s what the “new CEO” thing I mentioned in the open thread was all about: CHSRA Executive Director Mehdi Morshed will retire in March: Morshed announced his decision in a letter sent today to Board Chairman Curt Pringle. The 72-year-old leading advocate for high speed rail projects across the country plans to step down […]

Jan 7th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized