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The backers of the Texas Central Railway plan to build high speed rail from Dallas to Houston have often tried to claim they’re somehow doing things better than California’s high speed rail plan, particularly their pledge not to use public funding. But they are discovering that it doesn’t matter who pays for it – rural […]

Nov 24th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Dan Richard has been a revelation as chair of the California High Speed Rail Authority board. He has consistently and effectively pushed back against critics of the HSR system, and his most recent effort is a classic example. In today’s San Jose Mercury News Richards slams Stuart Flashman and Michael Brady, two of the most […]

Aug 18th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

After Florida Governor Rick Scott controversially killed the state’s plans for true high speed trains in 2011, the private sector jumped in to fill the gap. Since Florida is an excellent place to build bullet trains, as is California, it was an obvious place for companies to try and provide new service. All Aboard Florida […]

Mar 21st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Yesterday the Planning and Conservation League held a daylong symposium on the California Environmental Quality Act. Coming amidst a concerted effort to reform the 43-year old law, the PCL wanted to use the day as an opportunity to rally progressives and environmentalists to defend the status quo and oppose any changes to CEQA. However, the […]

Jan 13th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized