Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

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

The fate of the Texas Central high speed rail project rests on “intense negotiations” now taking place in Austin: Tucked in Page 682 of the budget passed by the Senate in April is Rider 48, a provision that would bar the Texas Department of Transportation from spending any state funds toward “subsidizing or assisting in […]

May 21st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

History is now sadly repeating itself, as opponents of the Texas HSR project are now employing the same tactics that California HSR project opponents used. Where to start? A Texas Senate transportation committee approved a bill that would remove eminent domain authority from Texas Central: [State Sen.] Kolkhorst said Wednesday that she didn’t want to […]

Apr 13th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

When Texas Central announced their high speed rail proposal, they threw more than a little shade at California’s project: “We are not the traditional state-run railroad,” Robert Eckels, the company’s president and a former Harris County judge, said at a high-speed rail forum in Irving on Tuesday. “This is designed to be a profitable high-speed […]

Apr 5th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized