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Rail Series: CA should consider Medium-Speed Rail alternative

Editor’s Note: The following is a complete compilation, in one posting, of the six-part series we ran on Medium-Speed Rail as an alternative to High-Speed Rail. Dec. 26, 2012 By Stan Brin By now, everyone in California knows the voter-mandated

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Rail Series: Who will own it? Who will pay for it? 10

This is Part 6 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, and Part 5. Dec. 18, 2012 By Stan Brin In any discussion of rail expansion, two gorillas always appear: How

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Rail Series: Surmounting the Tehachapi Barrier

This is Part 5 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. 17, 2012 By Stan Brin Now comes the hard part. As Ned Ryerson, that great observer

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Rail Series: Medium-speed train tracking costs less than high-speed rail 11

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

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Rail series: Single-track bottleneck slows CA trains 18

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,

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Rail series: A capitalist solution for California train travel 3

This is Part 2 of a series. Click to read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6. Dec. 12, 2012 By Stan Brin Before I go any further, I would like readers to understand that this proposal is strictly a real-world alternative

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Rail series: Medium-Speed Rail runs over High-Speed Rail 2

This is Part 1 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. 10, 2012 By Stan Brin By now, everyone in California knows the voter-mandated High-Speed Rail

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The Math Scam 32

June 26, 2012 By Stan Brin Some of us are good at math, some of us struggle merely to get through it. Whether we’re good at it or bad, few of us will ever again use anything we learned in

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Stalking Law Hurts Small Claims Courts 0

MARCH 22, 2011 By STAN BRIN California’s Small Claims Courts are in trouble. Every year, fewer people take their cases before the local Judge Judy. But no one seems to know why this is happening, or even that the problem

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