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I was really pleased to see the headline of a new op-ed in the Los Angeles Times titled Don’t give up on the bullet train, California. I hoped it would be a rousing defense of the concept of high speed rail, of reducing CO2 emissions and fossil fuel consumption, of moving forward on 21st century […]

Feb 12th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Today the California High Speed Rail Authority released its draft 2014 Business Plan. Overall it is a very positive document showing that the cost estimates are largely the same (actually a bit smaller, but not by much) while ridership estimates are higher. It also quantifies the economic benefits of the system, which are an important […]

Feb 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Ryanair is one of Europe’s leading low-cost airlines, known for dirt cheap no-frills flights. It’s their version of Southwest except with even lower fares and less on-board services. But they’ve just announced they are abandoning the Milan to Rome route – and the reason is high speed rail: Ryanair will cease flying between Italy’s two […]

Jan 20th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

In news that comes as no surprise to transit advocates, a USC study released this week shows that people who live near the Expo Line are driving less. Angelenos who live near an Exposition Light Rail station dramatically reduced the number of miles they drove and tripled their rail ridership after the opening of the […]

Dec 17th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized