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In a move that was as predictable as the sun rising in the east, California Assembly Republicans have proposed to ask voters to redirect the high speed rail funds to freeway lanes: Under the plan announced by a group of Republicans, voters would be able to decide whether to channel $8.5 billion in bond money, […]

Feb 6th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

While Republicans try to undermine the process of high speed rail construction by seeking unnecessary audits, Democrats in Sacramento are working to streamline it – and save money at the same time: The California High-Speed Rail Authority could manage property it has bought for the bullet train without extra oversight under legislation now heading to […]

Aug 8th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

OK, OK, the headline for this post is something of a tease. Today China began service on the world’s longest HSR line, running nearly 2,300 kilometers from Beijing to Guangzhou: Two trains departed from stations in Beijing and Guangzhou at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectively, to mark the opening of the 2,298-km line. Running […]

Dec 27th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

In a powerful op-ed in today’s Sacramento Bee, the mayors of some of California’s largest cities – Los Angeles, San Francisco, San José, Sacramento and Fresno called on the Legislature to fund high speed rail in 2012: We are all strong supporters of building the California High-Speed Rail system, and our state has arrived at […]

Apr 20th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized