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The fate of the Texas Central high speed rail project rests on “intense negotiations” now taking place in Austin: Tucked in Page 682 of the budget passed by the Senate in April is Rider 48, a provision that would bar the Texas Department of Transportation from spending any state funds toward “subsidizing or assisting in […]

May 21st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

On Sunday we told you about Assemblymember Scott Wilk’s effort to kill HSR and use its money for schools. On Monday the Assembly Transportation Committee wisely decided to kill Wilk’s bill instead: The Assembly Transportation Committee said “thanks, but no thanks” to A.B. 6, legislation by a Santa Clarita Republican that would give voters the […]

Apr 21st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Congressman Jeff Denham was for high speed rail before he was against it. Since taking office in Congress in 2011 he has done everything he can to stop high speed rail, including helping block any new federal funding for it. Denham’s game is to undermine HSR from Congress, then blame the Authority for having financial […]

Jan 19th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

KCAL 9 caught up with Governor Jerry Brown yesterday in Southern California and asked him if the election results – specifically the Republican capture of the US Senate – meant that the high speed rail project was in trouble: “Look, we have the ingredients to get this thing launched,” Brown told reporters on his way […]

Nov 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized