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High Speed Rail Is ‘On Track’ to Incur Billions in Overruns

High Speed Rail Is ‘On Track’ to Incur Billions in Overruns

High-speed rail continues to be an expensive, sick joke for California. Under the current plan, it is no longer “high-speed” and projected costs, which seem to change almost daily, appear to be doubling. In the latest news, the nascent California high-speed rail system is running $50 million over budget for a two mile stretch in […]

CA Assemblyman Wilk on high speed rail and water infrastructure

CA Assemblyman Wilk on high speed rail and water infrastructure

Ballot initiative pits water against high-speed rail

Ballot initiative pits water against high-speed rail

. What’s more important: High-speed rail or water? Proponents of a proposed ballot measure would force voters to choose just that. The measure would redirect $8 billion in unsold high-speed rail bonds and $2.7 billion from the 2014 water bond to fund new water storage projects, while restructuring the oversight of those projects and prioritizing water usage […]

Commuters, Travelers and Political Junketers

Commuters, Travelers and Political Junketers

 

Court weighs documents in high-speed rail case

Court weighs documents in high-speed rail case

Cap-and-trade funds targeted for high-speed rail project

Cap-and-trade funds targeted for high-speed rail project

Oppose Brown Train to Nowhere on Tuesday

Oppose Brown Train to Nowhere on Tuesday

 Make your voices heard on the High-Speed Rail! If possible, buy I encourage you to attend the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 9 to advocate against the High-Speed Rail and its proposed route through our community. The Board will meet to hear final thoughts on which alignments will be included in the […]

POLITICALLY INCORRECT ZONE: Down with water storage Up with useless train–Oh Yeah!

POLITICALLY INCORRECT ZONE: Down with water storage Up with useless train–Oh Yeah!

By Kevin Harris Earlier this week, seek California Assembly Democrats voted down three Bills.  They would have boosted and streamlined water storage, thumb in an effort to protect the unpopular high speed rail project and to keep burdensome, link lengthy environmental impact report requirements over new water projects in place. AB 397 and AB 956, […]

Unions central to Brown’s infrastructure plans

Unions central to Brown’s infrastructure plans

By James Poulos Faced with a restive constituency disgruntled by drought, salve Gov. Jerry Brown has moved to execute on his plans for California infrastructure — a boon to labor unions, but a point of contention for his political adversaries. Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com Train trouble As the Los Angeles Times reported, trade workers […]

Do Newer Technologies Threaten High Speed Rail?

Do Newer Technologies Threaten High Speed Rail?
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