Posts Tagged ‘P3’

While Robert is out of town (Congratulations to you and your fiancee!), it’s an honor to help fill the big shoes he leaves behind for the time being. I represent the National Association of Railroad Passengers, the only national, membership-based organization that works for better intercity passenger train service in the country. As consumer advocates […]

Jul 18th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

I’ve occasionally mentioned that the origin of my support for high speed rail was a trip on Spain’s AVE line from Madrid to Sevilla in 2001, in the context of a broader argument that a surefire way to generate support for rail travel is to put people on a train and show them how useful […]

Apr 30th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

It looks like high speed rail in California is starting to get more attention – especially from conservative op-ed writers. Last week I examined why Dan Walters’ HSR ideas were so flawed. And now Republican legislators are getting in on the HSR-doubter act. Jim Battin is a Republican State Senator representing the 37th district (Riverside […]

Apr 6th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

As those of you who have been reading me at Calitics for the last year know, I love high speed rail. And you’d also know that I am deeply skeptical – to put it mildly – of public private partnerships (P3). So what am I to do when they are joined together in a shotgun […]

Mar 12th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized