In the late 1800s, San Diego lost the race with Los Angeles to become the western terminus of a transcontinental railroad. Continue Reading San Diego’s Railroad Deja Vu
Michigan will use federal funds to establish high-speed rail service between Chicago and Detroit.Continue Reading Federal Funds to be Tapped for High-Speed Detroit to Chicago Train
In countries considered by many to be well-advanced of the U.S. with regard to transportation, the concerns about high-speed rail seem to be opposite of the prevailing sentiments of some states in the U.S. While states like Texas are rejecting federal matching funds for high speed rail, Wales in the U.K. is concerned that it will be left out of the economic pie created by high speed rail. In particular, Continue Reading Wales Worried: No High Speed Rail = No Jobs/Industry
On August 18th, California High Speed Rail Vice Chair Lynn Schenk responded to a crtical op-ed with a rebuttal making the case for “Why California Needs High Speed Rail.” The critical op-ed to which she was responding was entitled “8 Reasons to Shoot the Bullet Train” and had been published a few days before in AOL Patch’s Poway California edition.Continue Reading Cal High-Speed Rail Vice Chair Rebuts Carpers
Anyone who ever lived in Los Angeles, or who saw the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit knows about the program (or as some refer to it, conspiracy) from the 1930s to the 1950s by General Motors and other companies to purchase and dismantle street car systems across the nation. Continue Reading Is High Speed Rail the Victim of Another Roger Rabbit Conspiracy?