Posts Tagged ‘San Jose’

Note from Robert Cruickshank: The following is a guest post from Tom McNamara, a regular commenter on the blog, about the initial operating segment requirement in state and federal law regarding HSR funding. Future installments of this series will appear in the next few days and weeks. THE EVOLUTION OF INTIAL OPERATING SEGMENT PART I: […]

Jul 23rd, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

(Note: See second update below for an important clarification from Congresswoman Eshoo’s office – she does not support forced transfers.) While I’ve sometimes disagreed with State Senator Joe Simitian on high speed rail, I’ve always respected him. He does support the project and does seem interested in finding workable solutions, even if he is too […]

Apr 20th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

It’s the bad idea that just won’t die. Some Peninsula NIMBYs have had it in their head for a long time that if they could just terminate the HSR system in San José instead of San Francisco then they might somehow be delivered from the quiet, fast, green trains that supposedly would destroy their neighborhoods […]

Apr 19th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

According to the Merced Sun-Star it just might be: High-speed rail may come to Merced sooner than expected, as the California High Speed Rail Authority will announce today it’s asking for $1.2 billion in funding that was rejected by Florida. If the request is approved, it would mean the first phase of track will run […]

Mar 28th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized