Posts Tagged ‘Ralph Vartabedian’

You can almost hear Ralph Vartabedian screaming “I told you so! I told you so!” in his newest article about Parsons Brinckerhoff projecting a 5% cost increase in the Central Valley high speed rail project. In fact, that’s pretty much all the article is. Only in two paragraphs in the middle is there any actual […]

Feb 17th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Ralph Vartabedian is really working overtime to try and spin this into a much bigger story than it is. First-term Assemblymember Patty Lopez has turned against high speed rail – but as we’ll see, that isn’t quite the kind of story Vartabedian thinks it is: The rock-solid Democratic support in Sacramento for the bullet train, […]

Dec 9th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Ralph Vartabedian’s latest, biased attack on high speed rail has generated yet another round of baseless political and media attacks on the project. One of Vartabedian’s claims was that the California High Speed Rail Authority was hiding a 2013 draft analysis that suggested it was possible that costs could rise. That suggestion isn’t news to […]

Nov 5th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The most recent anti-HSR screed from Ralph Vartabedian has generated a lot of attention, mainly for its speculative claim that cost overruns and project delays are a certainty. Vartabedian reached that conclusion after talking to a bunch of HSR critics and wrote a typically one-sided article. As it turns out, he omitted some important facts. […]

Oct 29th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized