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Yesterday the California Legislature approved the 2014-15 budget. It includes $250 million for high speed rail, and will give 25% of cap-and-trade revenues to HSR in future years. At the floor debate in the Senate over the budget, Senator Cathleen Galgiani – a longtime supporter of HSR – offered what she called a Smarter, Faster […]

Jun 16th, 2014 | 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

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

Californians (well, maybe 28% of them) will go to the polls today to pick the top two candidates in contested races that will go to the November election. At least two races involve high speed rail in one form or another: Governor: If you’ve turned on your TV at all in the last few weeks, […]

Jun 3rd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized