Recent Streetsblog LA posts about High Speed Rail

Senate Committee Grills CA High-Speed Rail Authority on Its Funding Plan

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Doubts about the High Speed Rail Authority’s ability to fund its estimated $68 billion program dominated last week’s Senate Transportation and Housing Committee hearing (see the background report in this PDF). Committee Chair Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said he was “somewhat skeptical” about the Authority’s 2014 Draft Business Plan and questioned CAHSRA CEO Jeff Morales on […]

Report: In Cutting Emissions, CAHSR Expensive Compared to Local Upgrades

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Streetfilms featured Los Angeles’ Orange Line BRT and bike path in 2009. A new UCLA report says infrastructure projects like the Orange Line are a better way to invest cap-and-trade funds than CA High-Speed Rail. UCLA’s Lewis Center published a report yesterday finding that California’s High-Speed Rail project is a relatively expensive way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) […]

Cartoon Friday: All Aboard!

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Advocates for High Speed Rail, especially those that read the independent California High Speed Rail Blog, have long complained that the Los Angeles Times has it in for what the paper of record constantly refers to as “the Bullet Train.” Indeed, every time I hear KFI conservative shock jocks John and Ken act shocked that […]