Our Newsletter

February 2013 issue – CA4HSR’s Priorities for the Year Ahead

In this issue

  •  Top Policy Priorities
  •  Top Education/Outreach Priorities

November 2012 issue – The High Speed Rail Advocate

In this issue

  • Message from executive director
  • Attend U.S. High Speed Rail Association Conference in December in Los Angeles
  • CA4HSR Submits Comment Letter for Fresno-Bakersfield Section Revised Draft EIR-EIS
  • CA4HSR’s Daniel Krause and Larry Scott Speak at NARP National Meeting of Council Representatives in Milwaukee
  • Listen to CA4HSR’s Daniel Krause Radio Interview with Central Valley Air Quality Coalition

September 2012 issue – The High Speed Rail Advocate

In this issue

  • Message from executive director
  • CA4HSR Welcomes New Board of Directors, Elects New Officers, Forms a New Board of Advisors
  • TransForm White Paper Provides Excellent Summary of HSR Business Plan
  • Bay Area Report
  • Central Valley Report

April 2012 issue – The High Speed Rail Advocate

In this issue

  • Message from executive director
  • Feature article: Revised Business Plan Lays Out Thoughtful and Realistic Vision for HSR and Entire California Rail Network
  • Central Valley: Final EIR/EIS Released for Merced-Fresno Section – Support at Authority board meeting on May 2nd in Fresno

March 2012 issue – The High Speed Rail Advocate

In this issue

  • Message from executive director
  • Feature article: What is the future of rail in CA if HSR doesn’t proceed in 2012?
  • Central Valley: Hybrid alignment adopted for Merced-Fresno section
  • Bay Area: Fast Forward proposal, Attorney General’s decision on “Blended” System pending
  • Los Angeles: Grapevine alignment eliminated, SoCal MOU for early HSR investments being negotiated
  • Viewpoints: Hanford Compromise, and more…

December 2011 issue – The High Speed Rail Advocate

In this issue

  • Message from executive director
  • Feature article: “Valley First” approach moving forward
  • Central Valley: Report on EIR/EIS Hearings
  • Bay Area: Caltrain’s Corridor Capacity Study
  • Los Angeles: Cost savings with Grapevine alignment and more…

July 2011 issue – The High Speed Rail Advocate

In this issue

  • Message from executive director
  • Central Valley EIR/EIS to be released
  • Negotiations continue on “blended” Caltrain/HSR System
  • Palmdale sues authority
  • Attempts conitnue to rescind unobligated funds, and more…

April 2011 issue – The High Speed Rail Advocate

In this issue

  • Message from our new executive director
  • CA4HSR Appalled by $2.9 Billion Cut in HSR Funding
  • Peninsula Politicians Announce Vision for a Scaled-Back “Blended” Caltrain/HSR Corridor
  • Feature Article: Authority Reform:  A Discussion of AB 145 and SB 517, and more…

February 2011 issue – The High Speed Rail Advocate

In this issue…

  • Letter from our executive director
  • News and Analysis on HSR Developments in Washington D.C. and Beyond – President Obama’s $53 billion plan, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Holds California Hearings, Florida Governor’s rejection of HSR funding and more
  • An Around-the-State Update on HSR Developments – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area and Los Angeles
  • CA4HSR works with several coalitions to promote HSR funding

January 2011 Issue – The High-Speed Rail Advocate

In this issue…

  • Letter from our executive director
  • Updates on HSR project developments in Bay Area, Central Valley, and Los Angeles
  • Legislative and funding reports in the State Capitol, Washington D.C. and Beyond
  • Article on recent seminar held by Japan International Transport Institute…

December 2010 Issue – The High-Speed Rail Advocate

In this issue…

  • Letter from our executive director
  • CA4HSR welcomes first construction segment in Central Valley
  • Speaking in favor of keeping Merced in Phase 1 of the California HSR project
  • Urging the Authority to improve communications
  • Update on the CA4HSR proposed hybrid alternative alignment for Merced-to-Fresno section
  • New study by CA4HSR Co-Founder Daniel Krause on TOD (Transit-Oriented Development) at planned HSR stations in Fresno and Bakersfield.
  • Launch of Peninsula Reset Campaign
  • Federal Funding Campaign Update
  • New Central Valley Initiative for 2011…

July 2010 Issue – The High-Speed Rail Advocate (Inaugural E-Newsletter):

In this issue…

  • Letter from our executive director
  • Ensuring Caltrain electrification is compatible with HSR
  • San Joaquin Valley alternative for consideration
  • Los Angeles to Palmdale section update
  • Potrero Hill, San Francisco residents optimistic about HSR
  • CA4HSR political, partner and grassroots efforts…

September 2009 Issue – High-Speed Rail Advocate:

In this issue…

  • California Budget Language Victory
  • August High Speed Rail Authority Meeting Summary
  • Is the San Diego downtown High-Speed Rail terminal moving to the airport?
  • High Speed Rail Authority phasing workshop