Brendan Nystedt

Brendan is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in WIRED, USA Today, and the San Jose Metro Newspaper. He is a San Jose native and UC Santa Cruz alum who has lived on both coasts.

In the past, Brendan has helped readers stay informed about Silicon Valley business news, shop for the best consumer electronics, and understand the latest technology trends.Lately, he’s taken an interest in the up-and-coming transportation projects in the South Bay, from the BART extension to CalMod, the reimagined Diridon Station and visionary projects like CA High Speed Rail.

He’s excited to be back in his birthplace to watch and report on what will be a transformative time in San Jose history.

CA High Speed Rail recommends a route through San Jose

Despite the governor’s confusing comments in the State of the State address earlier this year, California High Speed Rail is moving forward with plans to connect the Central Valley backbone with the Peninsula. In its latest open house Thursday, NorCal HSR employees met with community members along the San Jose to Merced corridor. State Sen....

Alex Lee outraises competitors in Assembly District 25 race

In the competitive race for an open seat in State Assembly District 25, newcomer Alex Lee is leading the pack in fundraising. A gaggle of candidates are competing for the seat, which covers Newark, Fremont, San Jose, Santa Clara and Milpitas, and is being vacated by Assemblyman Kansen Chu who decided to instead run for county...

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