Archive | December, 2013

Negotiation over a few small words

In April 2012, the California High Speed Rail Authority announced a miracle. It could cut $30 billion off the cost of the project by downsizing project infrastructure in the Bay Area. It could share 50 miles of track with a commuter railroad that made frequent stops, without incurring any time penalty for doing so. While […]

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July 12, 2014: What is the big deal?

The STB today denied the Authority’s request to get its blessing for the next segment it wants to construct from Fresno to Bakersfield. The Authority apparently applied in September for a “conditional approval” to move forward with construction. It should be noted that as of September, the Authority hadn’t even decided which route it would […]

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