Against California High Speed Rail by Mark R. Powell

Tag Archives: cost of California HSR

Farmer’s Lawsuit Against Rail Authority and Lawless State Government Moves Forward

“We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.” ― Hunter S. Thompson Following the appropriation of rail bonds by the state legislature this past … 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

High Speed Rail Business Plan Release Will Miss Critical Deadline

In a press release where the headline, “High-Speed Rail to Release Business Plan Nov. 1” ,is at odds with the wording of its first paragraph, California’s High Speed Rail Authority announced a delay in meeting a critical deadline for their … 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

High Speed Deception

California High Speed Rail Authority’s term, “Initial Construction Segment”, consists of well-chosen words. Members of California’s High-Speed Rail Authority are all aware that no high-speed train can possibly operate profitably on their proposed $6.5 Billion, 115 mile Initial Construction Segment … 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

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

Imagining a World With California High Speed Rail

$9 Billion for 180 Miles of High Speed Rail Connecting Merced to Bakersfield California’s High Speed Rail Authority led by its Chairman, Curt Pringle, hopes to squander $9 Billion on high speed rail stretching from a few miles north of … 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