Against California High Speed Rail by Mark R. Powell

Monthly Archives: December 2010

Weather Delays on HSR….I’m shocked!!!

Weather Causes Massive Delays on Eurostar High Speed Rail One misconception about rail service, especially high speed rail service, is that unlike airplanes, trains are somehow immune from delays caused by bad weather.  President Obama himself reinforced this myth in … Continue reading

Mounting Costs and Dwindling Service for California High Speed Rail

$133,000,000,000 for California High Speed Rail Voters were told the proposed High Speed Rail System would “connect the major metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Sacramento,  through the Central Valley, into Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire (San Bernardino and … Continue reading

The Myth of Commuter HSR Ridership

2.3 million annual intra-regional riders (“commuters”) [note 1] is too large a number to comprehend and so I have attempted to put it in perspective by COUNTING daily riders of today’s Metrolink segment running from Anaheim to Los Angeles.  The existing low … Continue reading