If you've been following me on Twitter, you'll know that I spent this afternoon on the phone with folks in California, looking into the recent SNCF-CHSRA bombshell. To summarize: SNCF, the highly experienced French national high-speed rail operator, apparently had a plan for California's HSR … [Read more...]
Real CEQA Reform, or Just Another Special Interest Handout?
California has, since the ’70s, had some of the strictest environmental laws in the country, but urbanists have recently been frustrated by what are known as CEQA lawsuits, named after the 1970 California Environmental Quality Act that serves as the basis of the challenges. CEQA battles have … [Read more...]
New Years link list
Behold, your first link list of 2011!1. The automobile may officially in decline (very good article!).2. Interesting parallels between China and its HSR intellectual property disputes and post-WWII Japan and Korea. More here.3. Fred Barnes writes a stupid article for the Weekly Standard … [Read more...]