high speed rail

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]

China Fast Forward?

  A recent article in the Los Angeles Times reports that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and a representative from Metro had a “very preliminary” discussion with Chinese officials about the possibility of China making an investment in transit in Los Angeles. I considered this idea in a piece back in July 2010 in [continue reading]