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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

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

I don’t remember the first time I talked to Gavin Newsom about high speed rail. It might have been at the California Democratic Party convention in San José in 2008. Or Netroots Nation in Austin, Texas that same year. We definitely talked about it at the CDP convention in Sacramento in 2009. Gavin was running […]

Feb 14th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Lapsed blogger turned political writer David Dayen has a good article up at Politico this weekend on high speed rail as Jerry Brown’s legacy. When David called me to talk about the article we initially focused on the Sierra Club, Republican obstruction in Congress, and the long-term fortunes of the project. Brown was only part […]

Feb 9th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized