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The California Public Utilities Commission has rated the railroad crossing of Rosecrans and Marquardt streets in Santa Fe Springs as the “most hazardous” in the entire state. As the video below explains, the California High Speed Rail Authority will fund 50% of the $137 million cost of building a grade separation. The result will be […]

Aug 28th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

I saw Matt Yglesias’s post on Los Angeles’s transit expansion get passed around a lot online yesterday. It seems as if everybody’s writing their “omg LA is building huge amounts of transit!” post, and that’s great, it helps sustain momentum for more rail and shifts the view of LA away from being car-dependent. Maybe that […]

Sep 18th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

The closure of the 405 freeway through the Sepulveda Pass ended early today, but its impact on Southern California may only just be starting. The predicted traffic nightmare that spawned the term “carmageddon” did not materialize, as people adjusted and found ways to live and get around without relying on the freeway. This should come […]

Jul 17th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

Virtually every post on this blog ultimately revolves around the economic benefits of high speed rail, which continue to be systematically denied by HSR critics who are still unable to mount any strong, evidence-based arguments against those benefits. In some ways it’s because they’re not really trying; HSR opposition isn’t so much about deconstructing claims […]

Sep 5th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized