Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

It’s a toasty day up and down the West Coast. Let’s spend it talking about high speed rail: • Delays in right-of-way acquisition have led to a $50 million cost overrun on the Central Valley section of the high speed rail construction project. • A new vision for downtown Bakersfield and how it will integrate […]

Aug 13th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Fiscal Times has a good analysis of the prospects for foreign investment in US high speed rail projects. The article starts by quoting staffers on private HSR projects who claim they’re a better deal than public projects: California’s example shows that taking taxpayer money opens the door to political and legal challenges that can […]

May 7th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Some good news for the Texas Central high speed rail project this week: The board of directors of Texas Central Partners appointed Tim Keith of Dallas as the new CEO and announced the closing of a round of development funding that brings $75 million dollars in new capital, all from Texas-based investors, into the company. […]

Jul 30th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Been offline for most of the last week at Netroots Nation in Phoenix. Got a chance to use the city’s light rail system, which is useful even in the hot sprawl of central Arizona. • Jeff Wood’s latest podcast covers lessons from France and Germany in a conversation with a planner at the FTA. Worth […]

Jul 21st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized