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Jessica Calefati at the San Jose Mercury News has the scoop that the California High Speed Rail Authority will indeed build the Initial Operating Segment in Northern California, as has been rumored for weeks: In a huge win for the Bay Area, the state will build the first 250 miles of bullet train track between […]

Feb 18th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when I read that Palo Alto believes that high speed rail planning is moving too fast. No, really, that’s what they believe: In a special meeting devoted exclusively to transportation, the City Council criticized the California High Speed Rail Authority’s recent decision to launch an environmental analysis […]

Oct 17th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Over at Palo Alto Online, Steve Levy makes an interesting point about ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft making connections to HSR stations easier. He starts off by explaining his reasons for originally voting against HSR: I was part of the original (1998) HSR consulting team and expressed reservations about the ridership projections. I voted […]

Dec 1st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The long-awaited Caltrain modernization plan is about to begin, using funding that comes from the Prop 1A high speed rail bond. And that has Palo Alto conflicted. First-term Palo Alto City Councilmember Gail Price was recently appointed to the VTA board. The VTA board recently voted to file an amicus curiae brief in support of […]

Feb 10th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized