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One of the relatively late changes to the definition of the HSR starter line was the inclusion of the segment from LA Union Station to Anaheim ARTIC, OCTA’s planned multimodal transit hub. Nothing wrong with that at all, after all Orange County is the second most populous in the state. Besides, OC needs the grade […]

Mar 12th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Some interesting stories for a lazy Sunday afternoon: Basque separatist extremists are targeting high speed rail, including killing a businessman working on the project, as part of a response to aggressive efforts by the Spanish government to break ETA. According to the Guardian article ETA and other Basque separatist groups claim that the “Basque Y” […]

Dec 14th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

One of the wonderful things about walking down memory lane is that you stumble upon nuggets showing how California has come full circle. Before WW2, Los Angeles and Orange county already had a well-developed network of Red Car trolleys, forerunners of modern light rail. There is a persistent myth that GM, Standard Oil and Firestone […]

Nov 29th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized