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Well this is some nonsense. Governor Jerry Brown has called a special session to deal with the state’s enormous road maintenance backlog, estimated at $59 billion. The nonsensical part: two Kern County legislators want to raid the cap-and-trade funds to help pay for roads. And it’s a deliberate attack on high speed rail: Two local […]

Jul 1st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

A Republican Assemblymember from Santa Clarita, Scott Wilk, has a new op-ed in the Sacramento Bee arguing for taking the Prop 1A bond money away from HSR and giving it to schools. This is a very old anti-HSR argument, dating back to at least 2008 and the days of the state budget crisis. Voters have […]

Apr 19th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

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

Right-wing columnist Steven Greenhut has what he thinks is a dramatic scoop: high speed rail backers are downplaying our mandate – one that he believes has vanished: Meanwhile, a major poll last year has shown a majority of California voters now opposed to the project — and stronger majorities that favor subjecting the rail system […]

Apr 29th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized