Save the Trestles (Arnold v. Clint)

From DK:Save Trestles “I saw your blog post about the contentious meeting regarding the San Onofre toll road. I thought you’d enjoy seeing the mailing materials from the opposition (attached). I’ve been following this for a couple of years, and it is quite a story. Schwarzenegger even fired Clint Eastwood and his own brother in law due to their opposition in this road:”
From LA Times: Eastwood’s termination: ‘Somebody got a bee under their bonnet’

International Transport Economics Conference, June 15-16, 2009

International Transport Economics Conference
Incorporating the International Conference on Funding Transport
Infrastructure
The International Transport Economics Conference (ITrEC) brings
together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers interested in
questions of transport economics. Topics include economic questions
relating to revenue and finance; congestion, pricing, and investment;
production function and cost estimation; transport demand; energy and
environment; safety; institutions and industrial organization; and
transport and land use. The conference is designed to appeal to
participants from varied backgrounds, including economists and
transport professionals in particular.
The conference has previously been held in Banff, Canada(2006);
Leuven, Belgium (2007); and Paris, France (2008).
Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts will be categorized and ranked by peer reviewers.
Theoretical, empirical, case-study, and policy-oriented contributions
are welcome. Abstracts of up to 1,000 words must be submitted
electronically atwww.transporteconomics.org by November 21, 2008 for
consideration.
Key Dates
Abstracts Due: November 21, 2008
Abstracts Selected and Submitters Notified: January 2009
Final Papers Due (subject to acceptance): April 3, 2009
Early Registration Deadline: May 15, 2009
Conference: June 15-16, 2009
More Information
David Levinson
RP Braun/CTS Chair in Transportation
University of Minnesota
dlevinson@umn.edu
Sara Van Essendelft
Conference Coordinator
University of Minnesota
612-624-3708
cceconf5@umn.edu
The conference is hosted by the Center for Transportation Studies at
the University of Minnesota.

Reason study on California HSR

Reason Foundation has completed a study of the proposed California High Speed Rail line. The net: it is an unwise investment. Links below:
* News Release
* Policy Summary (.pdf)
* Full Study: The California High Speed Rail Proposal: A Due Diligence Report (.pdf)
* Brief: High-Speed Rail Plan Is A Financial Boondoggle
* Brief: Marginal Impact on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
* Brief: Exaggerating Rails Effects on California
* Findings at Glance