Jul 19 2012, 01:28 PM
In 2013, construction of the initial segment of high-speed rail, linking Merced to the San Fernando Valley, will create 100,000 job-years of employment over the next five years, the equivalent of 20,000 full-time jobs annually. View the full article
Jul 20 2012, 12:13 AM
I was listening to the podcast of yesterday's Pacifica Evening News(KPFA//KPFB in the Bay Area, KPFK in Los Angeles) and the comments from the State Senate President was interesting, about the contentious debate in the California State Senate on the bill. That the vote was close, but perhaps differently if the debate had been at LAUS, partly because of the possibly valid contention of opponents that now is not the time because of the economy. His comeback was that Los Angeles Union Station was built in the late 1930s, during the later years of the Great Depression. ALthough wasn't LA Union Station built by the railroads themselves?