Against California High Speed Rail by Mark R. Powell

Tag Archives: High Speed Rail

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

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

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

High Speed Railroading of the Public

How Legislators Skirted the Law to Gain a Narrow Victory for Proposition 1A On November 4, 2008 Californians voted 52.5 to 47.5% in favor of the “Safe, Reliable, High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act”. In the next few paragraphs I expose … Continue reading

Ridership Fantasy Along the Path of High Speed Rail

Part 2 – Bakersfield to Fresno – Non-Existent Riders on a Train Through Nowhere I continued my journey along the path of high speed rail now following the proposed Bakersfield to Fresno segment.  The description of this path is kept … Continue reading

More Delays for California High Speed Rail

HSR Environmental and Financing Schedules Experience Massive Slippage “Slippage” is a word California’s High Speed Rail Authority Chairman, Curt Pringle, does not like used in reference to the his project’s schedule.  At least that is what he told Board Member Lynn … Continue reading

Authority’s CEO Admits Funds Lacking to Complete LA to SF High Speed Rail

To be truthful, Roelof van Ark, the Chief Executive Officer working for the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), did not specifically state to the CHSRA Board at their meeting this past February 3 that funds were lacking.  And Mr. van Ark … Continue reading

Burning Through California High Speed Rail Bonds

California High Speed Rail Authority Set to Use ALL Proposition 1A Funds to Build Non-Electrified Gilroy to Palmdale System The California High Speed Rail Authority (the “Authority”) announced on December 20, 2010 that with $616 million in newly acquired federal stimulus … Continue reading