Posts Tagged ‘Ralph Vartabedian’

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

Ralph Vartabedian, the high speed rail beat reporter for the Los Angeles Times, has repeatedly used his articles to attack the HSR project. These articles are routinely full of misleading and flawed statements and conclusions, each one more outlandish than the last. So I should not be surprised to see his latest, in which he […]

Oct 26th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

There are two things that should come as no surprise to anyone reading this blog. First, Californians support high speed rail. Second, Ralph Vartabedian does not. Vartabedian has a rather whiny article up at the LA Times today complaining that high speed rail is not a factor in this fall’s statewide election: Neither Brown nor […]

Oct 28th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized