In the media

Print / Radio / Television / Video Clips

October 8, 2015 – Los Angeles Times
“California bullet train project is attracting interest – but not funding”

July 15, 2015 – The Shipwreck Lounge (funded by National Geographic)
“The Coming of Rail – A look at the communities impacted by the high speed rail in California’s Central Valley”  –

January 6, 2015  Guest on KCRW Which Way, LA? (Radio)
“Can the bullet train get back on track?”

December 13, 2014 – Los Angeles Times
“Bullet train’s eventual link to L.A. rail system far from clear-cut”

July 21, 2014  KCBS Radio
“California’s High-Speed Rail Project Piques Private-Investor Interest”

June 14, 2014  Interview on NBC Bay Area  (TV)
“Reality Check: High-Speed Rail CEO Talks Project, Builder Controversy”

May 7, 2014 – Los Angeles Times
“Estimated cost of key bullet train segment rises $1 billion”

January 30, 2014  Guest on KALW (San Francisco Public Radio)
“What’s next for CA High Speed Rail?”

January 22, 2014 – Los Angeles Times
“Loan for bullet train part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal”

December 23, 2013 – Washington Times
“Derailed: California’s high-speed train project going nowhere fast”

June 6, 2013 – San Jose Mercury News
“California high-speed rail’s choice: Price or quality in building first leg?”

April 19, 2013 – Los Angeles Times
“Bullet train bid rules altered: Changes allowed Tutor Perini to rank as the top firm despite a low technical score”   (Read also related CARRD article)

August 12, 2013  Guest on KCRW Which Way, LA? (Radio)
“Will California get High Speed Rail”

February 15, 2013 – San Mateo Daily Journal
“SF to LA in 2:40?”

July 9, 2012  Guest on KPCC 89.3 Air Talk (Radio)
“California’s bullet train — reinventing the wheel?”

July 7, 2012  Guest on KQED Forum (National Public Radio San Francisco)
“High-Speed Rail: Full Speed Ahead?”

June 27, 2012 – California Watch
“Some senators want dramatic shift in bullet train plan”

February 04, 2012 – Los Angeles Times
“New plan for bullet train could cut cost by $30 billion”

January 27, 2012 – Invited op-ed New York Times, Room for Debate
“California Needs a Rail Project, but Not This One”

January 17, 2012 – Los Angeles Times
“Doubts cast on cost estimates for high-speed rail alternatives”

January 15, 2012 – Washington Post
“Plans for high-speed rail are slowing down”

December 29, 2011  Guest on Linea Abierta Radio Bilingue (1010 AM San Francisco; 990 AM Sacramento)
“Problemas con el tren bala” (en español) 

December 21, 2011 – San Jose Mercury News
“California high-speed rail jobs too good to be true”

December 16, 2011  Guest on AirTalk, 89.3 KPCC (Southern California Public Radio)
“Are we over high speed rail in California?”

December 11, 2011 – Forbes
“Surprise: Transit in the US gets just as many subsidies as transit in Europe!”

November 18, 2011   Guest on KQED Forum (National Public Radio San Francisco)
“High-speed Rail Setback”

November 1, 2011  Guest on KCRW Which Way, LA? (Radio)
“Do-or-Die-Time for California’s Bullet Train”

October 17, 2011 – Los Angeles Times
“Investors might wait to back rail project until trains are running, agency says”

July 20, 2011 – California Watch/ Center for Investigative Reporting
“OnPeninsula, bullet train’s cost projections scrutinized”

June 21, 2011 – New York Times
“Liberal Communities Join Libertarians in Firing at the Bullet Train”

February 2, 2011 – New York Times
“Calif. Gauges Private-Sector Interest in High-Speed Rail as Critics Question Cost, Ridership” (also read our CARRD article)

November 4, 2010 – CalWatchDog
“Unlikely Activists Against Rail”

September 29, 2010 – Los Angeles Times
“Watchdog group alleges conflicts of interest on high-speed”  (The Attorney General agreed with us)

July 2, 2010 – Los Angeles Times
“High-speed rail project’s prospects called unpredictable”

May 6, 2010 – Governing Magazine
“High-Speed Rail: Transit Solution or fiscal disaster?”

March 5, 2010 – San Jose Mercury News
“High-speed rail authority defends ridership estimates in new memo”

February 6, 2010  – San Jose Mercury News
“Bullet train ridership numbers don’t add up, says watchdog”

January 19, 2010 – San Jose Mercury News
“High Speed Rail Watchdogs”