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The Merced Sun-Star Editorial Board tells the story of how local elected officials fought to get Merced back into the Initial Operating Segment – and ensure that nearly 1 million people get access to a fast ride to Silicon Valley: “I know very few people who commute from Fresno to the Bay Area,” said Adam […]

Apr 25th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Michael Lomio, incoming president of the UC Merced branch of the California Young Democrats, has an excellent op-ed in support of high speed rail published this week in the Merced Sun-Star. The core points: Over the past 10 years, the Central Valley has been the fastest growing region in the state. We’ve seen our population […]

May 22nd, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

According to the American Lung Association, 8 of the nation’s 10 most polluted cities are in California. And 6 of those are in the Central Valley. What they all have in common is a dependence on the automobile, a situation that a bullet train powered by 100% renewable electricity would certainly help matters. The list, […]

Apr 24th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Just one day after the FRA announced it had given its final approval to the Merced to Fresno high speed rail segment comes big news that President Obama will announce a streamlined review for the Fresno to Bakersfield high speed rail section: As part of his “We Can’t Wait” initiative to speed development of major […]

Sep 21st, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized