Against California High Speed Rail by Mark R. Powell

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“Support for High-Speed Rail is higher now than when California voters approved funding”……Really??

A Factually Incorrect Survey Question Needs to be Corrected Critics say opposition to the project is at an all-time high while proponents claim support for it is at an all-time high.  This contradiction was succinctly stated in Congresswoman Lofgren’s  January … Continue reading

A New California High-Speed Train Environmental Study is Required

  Work on the Statewide HST Environmental Impact Report was started nearly two decades ago  and all of its key environmental and economic assumptions have proven false. [Note 1] Today, Project Level EIR’s for track sections from Merced to Fresno … Continue reading

High Speed Rail – the TRUTH!

Corrupt behavior at the offices of the California High Speed Rail Authority would be a surprise to nobody.  In early November information was sent to this blog’s administrator alleging such corrupt and illegal practices at CHSRA, but the sender provided … Continue reading

California’s High-Speed Rail Peer Review Group…

…Knowledgeable, accomplished, well-educated and definitely NOT “peers” of the Rail Authority The Peer Review Group is composed of successful engineers, scientists, and economists with expertise in transportation and large infrastructure projects.  The group notably contains no lawyers or persons who … Continue reading

Californians Turn 2 to 1 Against High Speed Rail

Only Californians Aligned with the “Occupy Movement” Remain Strongly Supportive. A Field Poll [Note 1] conducted by telephone between November 15-27, 2011 involving 1000 randomly selected registered California voters posed the following question: “Suppose that 9 billion dollars in state bonds … 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

Standing in the Path of High Speed Rail…

Farmers, Homeowners, and 700 Dead Cows Each Day California’s High-Speed Rail Authority appears poised to run over everything in its way along a 220 mile per hour path of destruction through Kings County in California’s Central Valley.  In May the … Continue reading

Two More Reasons to Defund California High-Speed Rail

Lynn Schenk and Curt Pringle of California’s High-Speed Rail Authority The attached YouTube video clips are taken verbatim from the May 5, 2011 California High-Speed Rail Authority Monthly Board Meeting videotape.  In the first clip board member Lynn Schenk responds … Continue reading

New Facebook Group Formed in Central Valley to Oppose High Speed Rail

Fueled by their frustrated attempt to provide public comment at a recent California High-Speed Rail outreach event held at Kit Carson School in rural Hanford the thwarted commenters are making their voices heard by creating a Facebook group, Californians Against … Continue reading

California High Speed Rail: Costs Soar As Planning Goes Off Its Tracks

Put a Fork in it.  This Turkey is Done. California’s High Speed Rail Authority strives to avoid making public the massive cost overruns its staff now envisions.  The Authority prefers press releases that hype additional funds directed to California from other states that are … Continue reading