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Obama plan gives high speed rail $2.25 billion

Original post made on Jan 28, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood joined Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer in Washington Thursday to announce the granting of $2.25 billion in stimulus money for the state's high-speed rail project.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 28, 2010, 4:19 PM

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Posted by Reality
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 28, 2010 at 5:02 pm

As I stated at the HSR meeting in PA

Construct the links between LA and Sac, SF and SAC.

Let Caltrain electrify the rail between Gilroy and SF
Provide HSR stations to connect lower speed current rail service via rail throughout California

Add HSR new rails as the cost/benefit come to reality if it does.

The need for HRS on the Peninsula is not required if the above is approved. Stop caltrain crying they need HSR, they do not.


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Posted by Mike Laursen
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jan 28, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Reality, if I recall correctly, the Proposition, as approved by the voters, dictates quite a bit about the route and where stops must be.


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Posted by Cog
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 29, 2010 at 7:10 am


Mike Laursen

exactly

please disband the CHSRA


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Cuz the country really needs HSR and we just have such huge surpluses to spend on it. As for the argument that we are investing for the future: It's like funding home improvements with credit card debt.


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Posted by Andrew
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 30, 2010 at 1:37 am

Caltrain supports Prop 1A and HSR because they also include a number of important improvements for local commuters such as converting the trains from oil/diesel to electricity and other modernizations. Some potential improvements here: Web Link