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UPDATE: Mica now claims he was “misquoted”. Original post begins here: That’s the claim of Congressman John Mica, Republican from Florida: Florida is one of four finalists in the running for billions of federal stimulus dollars to build high-speed rail, U.S. Rep. John Mica said Friday. California, Texas and the Chicago area also remain in […]

Dec 20th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Rafael Should CHSRA push back against powerful state legislators like Sen. Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) on plans for a central maintenance hub and test track in the Central Valley or, focus on making sure it can keep paying its consultants in FY 2009-2010 (i.e. live to fight another day)? Unsurprisingly, the Merced Sun-Star takes a […]

Jun 15th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

The CHSRA’s recent application to the US Department of Transportation for federal HSR stimulus money may wind up causing construction on the HSR project to begin not in the Central Valley as was originally planned, but in the Bay Area and Southern California, as this article from the Valley Voice explains. Keep in mind though […]

Jun 1st, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Remember that whole Las-Vegas-to-Disneyland maglev concept that Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev) is still pushing because it’s supposedly “more Vegas”? While he’s been making waves in Congress, private investors have quietly pursued an alternative based modern non-compliant multiple unit trains trains running on dedicated tracks. Diesel-electric option would run at a top speed of 125mph, whereas […]

Mar 29th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized