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There’s a great op-ed in the Merced Sun-Star today by Dipu Gupta, an architect and teacher at UC Merced, explaining how high speed rail opportunity could bring cities back to life. Gupta lays out a common sense philosophy explaining how HSR is key to urban redevelopment in California: If you look at an aerial photo […]

Jul 24th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

The middle of a severe recession led by collapsing real estate values may not seem like the best time to start talking about developing property around planned HSR stations. But the economy will eventually recover (even on the slow timescale forecast by many economists there will probably be real recovery between now and 2018) and […]

Aug 10th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

We’ve reported on some rather silly anti-HSR op-eds in recent months here at the blog. Typically these come from the far-right, specifically from the Reason Foundation and the Howard Jarvis Association. This week brings evidence that HSR denial exists on the left side of the spectrum as well (although I have a hard time acknowledging […]

Nov 20th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized

In the comments on the last post there has been quite a lot of discussion about this SF Examiner article with the hyperbolic and overly dramatic headline “Transbay Transit Center Going Off Track”: However, that would necessitate a $2 billion, 1.3-mile extension of Caltrain’s tracks from their current terminus at Fourth and King streets in […]

Nov 12th, 2008 | Filed under Uncategorized