Posts Tagged ‘high-speed rail’

Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail (5)

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
NEW: Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail (5)

CalWatchdog Contributor Kathy Hamilton explains what's really going on when the High Speed Rail Authority says it wants to use "The Blended System" to make the project work. It's all about chasing the "free" federal money. http://youtu.be/9_JYyBKvTSE

Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail (4)

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
NEW: Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail (4)

CalWatchdog Contributor Kathy Hamilton discusses how the High Speed Rail Authority dismissed rail experts from France in favor of politics. California taxpayers are left paying for it all. http://youtu.be/QmwhY9ktFBY

Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail (3)

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
NEW: Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail (3)

CalWatchdog Contributor Kathy Hamilton is concerned about the tone of the Appeals Court hearing she attended concerning lawsuits filed against the California high-speed rail project. http://youtu.be/LwW6pY3iRo8

Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail (2)

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
NEW: Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail (2)

CalWatchdog Contributor Kathy Hamilton explains how the California High Speed Rail Authority is destroying farms and dairies as they try to acquire land for the high-speed rail project. http://youtu.be/eMrdbnBZ_Js

Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
NEW: Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail

There's plenty to fix right now in California - roads, bridges, water systems. It's a long list and it keeps growing every year. CalWatchdog Contributor Kathy Hamilton asks why do we need a new and extremely expensive rail project that will require heavy maintenance when the state can't even take ca...

High-speed rail goes for second segment

Friday, July 11th, 2014
NEW: High-speed rail goes for second segment

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is floating a new idea: Start a second high-speed rail segment, but this time fund it using cap-and-trade dollars. The project would stretch from Burbank to Palmdale in the northeast section of the Los Angeles basin. The money would come from the cap-and-t...

7 ways James Fallows is wrong about the CA bullet train

Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Writing on The Atlantic's website, the much-respected journalist/intellectual James Fallows -- a Redlands native who knows California better than nearly all other national pundits -- has come out as a big fan of the state's bullet-train project. He promises to return frequently to the project in com...

CA economic ranking renews debate

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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For those who put a lot of stock in statistics, it's a good month for California. The Golden State has returned to take its former position among the world's largest economies. World Bank calculations show California -- if it were considered a country -- placing eighth in size worldwide. That's...

New suit filed against high-speed rail

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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On June 23, the Transportation Solutions Defense and Education Fund filed a new lawsuit against California's high-speed rail project. TRANSDEF supports the project, but not the current planning. In a statement explaining the suit, TRANSDEF challenged “the Governor's fallback funding scheme...

More money, problems for CA high-speed rail

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Proponents of California's much-ballyhooed high-speed rail got a big boost in the state's new budget. But in every other area where the struggle for its fate is playing out, the project is facing an array of daunting roadblocks. Thanks to Gov. Jerry Brown's staunch support, Sacramento legislat...