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Ridership on transit in the United States is booming, and California systems are leading the way: Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming. Nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013, to be precise – the highest total since 1956, according to ridership data reported […]

Mar 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

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