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Tag Archives: Congresswoman Barbara Lee

The Unsung Entrepreneurs of Cuba

Despite a nominally socialist economy, private enterprise is alive and well in Cuba, but what does “Cuban entrepreneurialism” mean for the future of the country?  On a second visit to the island recently as part of a delegation with Congresswoman Barbara Lee, here is what I see as Cuba’s path ahead for transportation and infrastructure […]

Trams, Trains and Automobiles: Transportation in Today’s Cuba

  In November of last year I traveled to Cuba with a delegation led by Congresswoman Barbara Lee to explore business and transportation development opportunities on the island. It was my second trip to Cuba, but my first since President Barack Obama’s historic reopening of diplomatic relations, so it was an inspiring time to be […]

Why not run the high-speed rail corridor through Oakland?

With all the statewide and national controversy over high-speed rail (HSR) – from and to where, for how much, built by whom and when – now seems as good a time as any to muse about proposed routes. Residents on the Peninsula and in the city of Burlingame don’t want HSR coming through their neighborhoods. […]