Against California High Speed Rail by Mark R. Powell

Monthly Archives: August 2011

20 Years of California’s High Speed Rail Authority…

…False Promises, Self-Denial, and Public Deception Early Promises Almost 20 years have lapsed since California Senate Continuing Resolution 6 (SCR 6)  [Note 1] gave birth to the Intercity High-Speed Rail Commission in 1993.  The Commission’s mission: “ (Be it) Resolved … Continue reading

Rail Authority Admits Central Valley Costs Exceed Twice Previous Estimate

A Comparison of Draft EIRs to the Authority’s 2009 Report Reveals the Truth Mark Twain once said, “There are lies, damn lies, and then there are statistics.” Truly, Mr. Twain was correct in recognizing that the use of statistics beats … Continue reading

Patriots in Kings County Arming to Fight High Speed Rail

Threatened Lawsuit Supplants Musket Balls and Dry Powder Kings County’s list of grievances with California’s High Speed Rail Authority is long and arduous. At the heart of the matter is the Authority’s consistent refusal to coordinate the development of their … Continue reading