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Rail Series: Medium-speed train tracking costs less than high-speed rail

December 14, 2012 By admin. This is Part 4 of a series on Medium-Speed rail alternatives to California’s High-Speed Rail project. Click to read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6. Dec. 14, 2012 By Stan Brin How much does it cost to lay an additional pair of tracks beside an existing line? A lot, but not as much as you would think. According to spokesmen for the various railroads, it co...

Regulations stalling power plant conversion

December 14, 2012 By admin. Dec. 14, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi In George Orwell’s novel “1984,” "doublespeak" meant the reversal of the meaning of words: “war is peace,” “ignorance is strength” and “freedom is slavery.” Ever since the California Electricity Crisis of 2000-01, California has been afflicted with what might be called “powerspeak,” where “deregulation is re-regulation,” “un...

Rail series: Single-track bottleneck slows CA trains

December 13, 2012 By admin. This is Part 3 of a series on Medium-Speed rail alternatives to California’s High-Speed Rail project. Click to read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6. Dec. 13, 2012 By Stan Brin So why are California’s trains so sluggish? Aside from political inertia, there are two reasons. The first should be an embarrassment to every Californian:  To this day, Calif...

Izumi criticizes state employee’s cyber-goldbricking

December 13, 2012 By admin. Dec. 13, 2012 By John Seiler A state government employee posted thousands of times on the Sacramento Bee's Web site during work hours. Taxpayers subsidized his cyber-goldbricking. CBS News just ran a story on it with interviews of Lance Izumi, our colleague at the Pacific Research Institute, CalWatchDog.com's parent think tank. Unfortunately, there's no embedding of the video. But c...
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