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For five and a half years now, since California voters passed Prop 1A, the California High Speed Rail Authority has been searching for the rest of the money they needed to build the project. In 2009 it looked like the federal government would be the answer, and President Barack Obama gave $8 billion for HSR […]

Jun 12th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week the California State Senate joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to announce their proposal to use the more than $1 billion in annual cap-and-trade revenues. It’s a great plan that would finally deliver serious, stable revenues to transit and high speed rail in California. Here’s the detailed plan: • 25% for transit operations […]

Jun 8th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week an Assembly budget subcommittee debated options for how to use the revenues generated by the AB 32 cap-and-trade program. And as it turned out, they had a different approach than that suggested by Governor Jerry Brown: The conflict was aired Thursday as an Assembly budget subcommittee voted to replace Brown’s cap-and-trade plan with […]

May 27th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Assembly Republicans keep trying to defund the California high speed rail project – and they keep failing: The Assembly Transportation Committee turned down a bill by Assembly Member Jim Patterson to prohibit spending federal grant money on a high-speed train project until the state’s High-Speed Rail Authority has approved matching funds. Patterson and his fellow […]

Mar 26th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized