Against California High Speed Rail by Mark R. Powell

Tag Archives: cost of HSR

Lessons Learned from High Speed Railroaders…of Public Funds

High Speed Railroaders, Governor Brown and democrats in the State Legislature, possess an insatiable appetite for taxpayer money. California has the highest sales tax and the highest gasoline tax in the nation [Note 1] [Note 2].  Our maximum state income … Continue reading

Hints of a New Path for California High Speed Rail

Senator Feinstein and Bay Area Representatives Call for Initial Construction in Bay Area. Two high profile letters to the proponents of high-speed rail hint at a major shift in construction plans.  The most recent, a letter from Senator Diane Feinstein … 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

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

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

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