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californiaCalifornia Governor Newsome Wants to Complete High-Speed Rail From Merced to Bakersfield

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Newsom said California will complete a 110-mile (177 km) high-speed rail link between Merced and Bakersfield. This would not meet the requirements of the original bond measure. California had originally planned to build a 520-mile system in the first phase …

boring companyBoring Company Talks Silicon Valley Tunnel But They Should Make Cheaper Subway Tunnels

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The Mayor of San Jose, California, Sam Liccardo, is in talks with Elon Musk’s Boring Company for a tunnel from the airport to Diridon Station. Mayor Sam Liccardo told reporters at City Hall that this represents a chance for the …

californiaNo Excuses, California Has the Money to Get Forests Under Control in 2019

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On January 10, 2019, California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a $144 billion general fund budget on Thursday that’s up 4 percent from the current year and predicts a $21.4 billion surplus from robust tax collections and slower growth of state …

californiaCalifornia’s High Speed Rail Project Will Collapse Within Four Years

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There is a new report on the cost overruns on the California High-Speed rail project. Those no longer matter. The project will not get any meaningful money to complete any useful part. I predict this project will collapse within four …

batteriesCalifornia Battery and EV Car Mandates Will Help Tesla Reach $1 trillion by 2030

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Ron Baron of Baron Capital believes Tesla’s electric car and battery storage business will be worth $500 billion each by 2030. This will give Tesla an estimated total market cap of $1 trillion in the next 11 years. Baron’s firm, …

boring companyMusk Drops Planned LA Sepulveda Tunnel Because of Environmental Lawsuit

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Elon Musk’s tunneling company has dropped its plans to dig beneath Sepulveda Boulevard on the Westside because of an environmental lawsuit. Musk had wanted to dig a 2.7-mile tunnel planned along Sepulveda Boulevard on L.A.’s Westside. The Boring Company has …

californiaOne Mile Barriers to Forest Fires – Controlled Burns and Fuel Breaks 1957-1977

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California has had several years of bad forest fires. Many billions of dollars and dozens of lives are being lost each year. There was an 84-page document that describes the practice of 300 foot to one-mile wide fuel breaks. There …

buildingsCalifornia’s big fires and 129 million dead trees

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From January to November 9, 2018, a total of 7,579 fires had burned an area of 1,564,609 acres (6,332 square kilometers), according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the National Interagency Fire Center. The fires caused …

californiaCheck FasTrak online every two weeks to make disputes

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Bay Area FasTrak only provides you with a paper bill every 3 months. However, they will only reverse invalid disputed charges that are less than 30 days old. You can change to monthly free email billing, but charges over 30 …

californiaWhat FasTrak does not tell you to save Bay Area Tolls

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Driving around the San Francisco Bay Area there are tolls for driving in carpool lanes. The signs will say that if you have FasTrak and enough people in your car then you can drive free of tolls on Highway 580 …