Peer review report condemns CA HSR, yet the train lurches on

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Leave a Comment

This week the peer review group studying the California High Speed Rail plan (as amended and/or exposed) came out with their report. Even though they as individuals probably were mildly supportive of the core HSR option, their report has nothing but scathing criticism for this “plan.” http://www.cahsrprg.com/files/CommentsonCHSRA2010FundingPlan.pdf I made a quick search of CA newspapers referencing this report. I could …

WSJ: HSR subsidy trains to nowhere

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters 1 Comment

The flow of studies and editorials excoriating the California High Speed Rail train wreck come at us at ever-increasing speed and frequency. There’s only one description for this disaster that fits — FRAUD!!! Read the latest WALL ST JOURNAL editorial below. Note particularly the lies used to sell this gigantic hoax to the gullible voters, compared to more real world …

All transportation subsidies are NOT the same

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Leave a Comment

FROM MY BLOG: A common argument for High Speed Rail (indeed ALL passenger rail) taxpayer subsidies is the childish excuse that “everybody’s doing it.” All transit is subsidized, so why not rail? There are two glaring problems with this lame reasoning: 1. All transportation is NOT necessarily subsidized. User fees more than cover the federal cost of roads. 2. The …

The Wheels Come Off High Speed Rail

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Leave a Comment

FINALLY major MSM has started reporting the bogus nature of the HSR projections that suckered the voters into approving the $10 billion CA HSR bond. Here’s an excellent article from the LA TIMES, no less! http://www.redcounty.com/la-times-questions-high-speed-rail/37308 (a better link to the article than going directly to the TIMES, and includes interesting comments) Recently I posted a column here I wrote …

Terrorists Will Love California’s High Speed Rail

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters 19 Comments

My following column ran in the NORTH COUNTY TIMES on 11 February http://www.nctimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/rider/article_f1be33a0-da4e-5162-800a-1b9f3da58c64.html Terrorists Will Love California’s High Speed Rail 11 February, 2010 by Richard Rider Phone: 858-530-3027 Email: RRider@san.rr.com On behalf of terrorists everywhere, let me say that high speed rail (HSR) is a Godsend to the Jihad (or whatever cause lights their fire). A speeding “bullet train” will …