bullet train

On Transportation: April 4 column

HIGH-SPEED RAIL PLAN: The revised plan that was released Monday proposes to build 300 miles of high-speed rail track between Merced and the San Fernando Valley by 2021. It’s nice to see the initial segment of the project expanded to Los Angeles County, but there’s an obvious question here: Even [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Justin C., via Flickr creative commons With California’s high-speed rail project chronically in the news these days, here’s a photo of a bullet train in Tokyo taken from the 40th floor of a high-rise tower. Great shot. To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it [continue reading]

Legislative update: high-speed rail

 From Metro’s government relations staff this afternoon:  California’s State Auditor, Elaine Howle, released a follow-up report today on her office’s findings on the California High Speed Rail Project. The report asserts that the project’s financing is “increasingly risky,” its ridership numbers are questionable and its contractor oversight is inadequate. Please [continue reading]