A representative of the California High-Speed Rail Authority was in San Francisco on Thursday to talk about the train system’s near- and long-term plans in the Bay Area. Read More
With California’s high-speed rail project still expecting to receive tens of billions of dollars in federal funding, a new report from Washington, D.C., highlighted concerns about the plan’s financial assumptions. Read More
A bullet train linking Northern and Southern California will be an audacious engineering feat because the line must cross two mountain ranges and a half-dozen earthquake faults, according to experts. Read More
Nearly $40 million in state funds were approved Thursday for Caltrain’s positive train control system, a key step in the transit agency’s ongoing quest to electrify its railway.
The funds were approved by the California Transportation Commission and will be used for projects designed to prevent train-to-train collisions, enforce speed restrictions and improve worker safety, according to Caltrain. Read More
Now that ballot propositions for November’s election have been given names, the real campaigning can begin.
Already, a group of folks supporting Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax measure, Proposition 30, has filed to go after a competing tax proposal, Proposition 38, sponsored by Molly Munger, a civil-rights attorney. Anti-tax groups will go after both. Read More
Like some coal-powered locomotive puffing out black smoke, the naysayers are out in full force with their doomsday predictions on high-speed rail for California. Read More
The Ross Mirkarimi hearings illustrate how useless “professional politicians” are.
The sheriff (for the time being) is in his mid-40s, a stage of life when a mature individual has established a career of some sort whereby he or she is a self-supporting adult, can contribute a service or produce goods, and can contribute to the creation of wealth. Read More
Your editorial (“Bill’s defeat a win for animal welfare,” June 25) misrepresents my efforts to establish a national standard for the humane treatment of egg-laying hens.
In 2008, California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 2. This initiative required egg producers to increase cage size so birds could stand up and extend their wings. Read More
A funding decision this week for the Central Subway could play a crucial role in a massive federal grant that is still pending for the Muni project.
On Wednesday, the California Transportation Commission will decide whether to release $61 million in state bond funds for the subway, a nearly $1.6 billion undertaking to extend Muni’s Metro service from South of Market to Chinatown. Read More