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According to the American Lung Association, 8 of the nation’s 10 most polluted cities are in California. And 6 of those are in the Central Valley. What they all have in common is a dependence on the automobile, a situation that a bullet train powered by 100% renewable electricity would certainly help matters. The list, […]

Apr 24th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Fresno Bee’s Tim Sheehan has an excellent article providing an overview of the HSR construction timeline for the Fresno to Merced segment – and the ways that lawsuits could delay that timeline enough to jeopardize the federal funding. Which is the entire point of those lawsuits. In its legal battle arguing that an injunction […]

Oct 8th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

There’s been a lot of discussion of the California Environmental Quality Act lately and the need to reform it. My view is that environmental regulations and reviews of projects are very important, but that it should not be used to stop good and environmentally friendly projects from going forward. If the review process is used […]

Sep 26th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Just one day after the FRA announced it had given its final approval to the Merced to Fresno high speed rail segment comes big news that President Obama will announce a streamlined review for the Fresno to Bakersfield high speed rail section: As part of his “We Can’t Wait” initiative to speed development of major […]

Sep 21st, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized