Questions are being asked about what we can expect from the $4.15 billion of construction just approved by the California High Speed Rail Authority. Last year, we published a short report looking at the job creation claims, which applies to the current situation. The bottom line is that very few, if any, net new jobs […]
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The California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) is meeting federal requirements for “independent utility” with a plan to have Amtrak trains use the Central Valley tracks, if and only if, the rest of the high speed rail project is not built. Some potential issues with this plan: 1) Someone will have to be responsible for […]
We presented this document Conflict of Interest Gifts CHSRA to the California High Speed Rail Authority board this morning (November 4, 2010). The CHSRA forbids any gifts to contractors – current and potential. Unfortunately, certain members of the board never “got the memo”, as evidenced by the fact that they received gifts and reported them […]
CARRD got this letter from the Attorney General’s office. In a nutshell, they are not going to do anything until they finish writing an Opinion. State Senator Alan Lowenthal requested an opinion at the end of August and one has not been issued yet. We have read ten years worth of similar opinions and are […]
You can read our letter to the Attorney General asking him to initiate quo warranto proceedings, the legal process to remove someone who is illegally in office.
What: Opportunity to have your say about the vision for the 500 acres in the San Jose Diridon Station Area, home of a planned station for the California High Speed Rail project. On Saturday, March 27, 2010, community members are invited to join the planning team from the City of San José for a Diridon Station Area Plan Alternative Analysis […]
What: The San Mateo City Council will hold a study session on High Speed Rail Context Sensitive Solutions & Project Update When: March 1 Currently scheduled for 5:30pm (final agenda should be posted Friday on the San Mateo city website) More information: San Mateo has launched a new section on their website about high speed rail. […]