Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

by Robert Cruickshank One of the drawbacks of using an independent authority to manage and build the high speed rail project here in California is that it risks not having enough political support to properly do its job. And that may be what we’re witnessing here in California, as two state senators – Joe Simitian […]

May 3rd, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Robert Cruickshank One of the, shall we say, “interesting” features of the Draft EIS for the DesertXpress HSR project is a lack of a station in Barstow. As revealed at Wednesday night’s scoping meeting in Barstow, this has locals rather upset: During a public comment session in Barstow Wednesday night on a proposed high-speed […]

May 1st, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Robert Cruickshank In a meeting with bloggers yesterday at the California Democratic Convention here in Sacramento, Gavin Newsom answered questions on a wide range of topics, including one from Becks who writes at Living in the O on restoring transit funding. (I’m the one sitting next to Gavin) Newsom’s answer was that California is […]

Apr 26th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Today’s Wall Street Journal offers a fascinating look at how Spain’s AVE high speed trains are changing that country in some interesting and generally positive ways. As you know from our previous posts on the topic, not only do I have a personal affinity for the AVE, but their dramatic success in a nation whose […]

Apr 20th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized