The Hamilton Report – Purpose: To inform the public of activities of the California High-Speed Rail Authority in order to keep the public apprised of what is going on. It is also the wish of the author to make sure the project’s development is in conformance with the taxpayers’ bond measure voted for in November 4, 2008. This website is not funded by anyone other than the author who has no affiliation with any political party.

  • Funding Hurdles on Bullet train:  Editorial on Governor Brown’s actions

    Funding Hurdles on Bullet train: Editorial on Governor Brown’s actions0

    Prop 1A state bond funds for high-speed rail construction were originally set at $9 billion and now they have approximately $8 billion left after deducting for administrative expenses and planning.   The Rail Authority is  currently blocked from spending any bond funds on construction since the Authority has not fulfilled the requirements of Prop 1A,READ MORE
  • CA Legislators’ Art of Making Sausage: Bill AB1889

    CA Legislators’ Art of Making Sausage: Bill AB18890

    The art of making of sausage: The questionable way California’s Legislators move bills forward Late last month the California Senate Transportation and Housing committee approved Bill AB1889 clearing the way for it to move forward, next to the Appropriations committee for approval before the bill travels to the Legislature for a vote that would change PropREAD MORE
  • Show me the money CHSRA0

    A race to spend the money, not to build a High-Speed Rail System. The latest news is other than the remaining federal funds, the primary source of “continuous revenue” was to come from cap-and-trade auction proceeds. The Authority was warned of the many dangers of relying on these funds and those fears have come homeREAD MORE
  • Tip Toeing around CHSRA’s 2016 business plan – Legislative Analyst

    Tip Toeing around CHSRA’s 2016 business plan – Legislative Analyst0

    Tip Toeing around the Authority’s newest business plan: The Legislative Analyst Report The Legislative Analyst’s office, whose job is to be an impartial consulting group for the state legislature, published their opinion about the High-Speed Rail’s 2016 draft business plan. There are some strong words in their newest document but frankly, after the Legislature ignoredREAD MORE