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The votes are in – most of them, anyway – and Californians have delivered some big, if indirect, victories for high speed rail. Let’s review: • Prop 53 goes down to defeat. Prop 53 fell behind on election night, but it took two weeks of counting until defeat became official. The numbers as of November […]

Nov 25th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Siemens, the German railcar manufacturer with a factory in Sacramento where they hope to build trainsets for California high speed rail, mocked up a high speed train at the State Capitol this week: Photo by Keith Dunn The German engineering company is exhibiting one of its high-speed train cars in front of the State Capitol […]

Feb 27th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Siemens has long been hoping to add high speed trains to the passenger rail vehicles it builds at its Sacramento plant. Now they will, thanks to All Aboard Florida: The Siemens plant in South Sacramento will build the locomotives and passenger cars for All Aboard Florida, a high-speed rail system that could begin operation well […]

Sep 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

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