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Links to TRAC’s Curated Rail-Related News, June-December 2020

We have gathered links to selected news items over the last six months, listed below. Note: these are PDFs with embedded links. Some links may not work because some publications move article around after a few months. June-July 2020 September … Continue reading

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70 Years of “Structural” Racism – Literally (Freeways)

In the 1960’s, fighters of urban freeways often made the point that new freeways were often “…white men’s roads through black men’s bedrooms” as well as being “slum clearance” (sic). The tendency of freeway planners to plot their lines through … Continue reading

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High-Speed Rail’s Turning Point: California Assembly Asserts Bipartisan Control

By David Schonbrunn, President, TRAC This past Thursday, June 11th, there was an unanimous bipartisan vote by the State Assembly to adopt House Resolution 97. Bipartisan votes like HR-97 are exceptionally rare on issues like the biggest construction project in … Continue reading

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Fear of Public Transit Got Ahead of the Evidence

Many have blamed subways and buses for coronavirus outbreaks, but a growing body of research suggests otherwise. A very important article. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/fear-transit-bad-cities/612979/

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Rail-Related News, Monday, June 15, 2020 Coronavirus 4 Edition

MTC expects massive traffic jams when people return to work after house arrest Petaluma sued over Corona (sic) station project after SMART deal reached Task Force to ponder future of Bay Area transportation New BART map includes San Jose, though … Continue reading

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TRAC has Submitted Extensive Comments Regarding the CHSRA’s Latest Business Plan

“We are long-time supporters of high-speed rail, but find too many flaws in this project to be able to support it. In TRAC’s opinion, this document is not a business plan. It offers no concrete steps for how to get … Continue reading

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