HSR may cut into Central
Original post made on Apr 16, 2010
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on Apr 16, 2010 at 8:06 am
The city council members are feigning surprise if they claim they were unaware of this. They have had a chance to actively participate in the high speed rail discussions for more than a year, but they have done little to protect the city.
Palo Alto has a reputation for complaining about problems, but the city protects its citizens better than Mountain View.
on Apr 16, 2010 at 6:10 pm
"But according to the report, in order to run them in a relatively straight line, tracks would have to run over sensitive wildlife habitat either wetlands east of Highway 101 or near Crystal Springs Reservoir along Highway 280. Wetlands would also be prone to "liquifaction" in an earthquake, the report says."
What a crock. They are determined to run this monstrosity straight down our throats through the most populated areas.
"Mayor Ronit Bryant said she recently learned that the Rail Authority is expecting $5 billion to $6 billion from California cities."
Hah. This thing is going to cost $100s Billions and take decades to build. They're going to want a lot more than that. Oh, well. I guess the City Council can just raise parking fees at Shoreline Park to $1 million per visit.
on Apr 16, 2010 at 8:44 pm
We have got to say NO to high speed rail!!! Silicon Valley is the economic engine of Northern California, which is at least half the economy of the state, which is the 5th largest economy in the WORLD. How can we even CONSIDER taking away half the lanes on one of our major North-South thoroughfares (Central Expwy) for a bunch of tourists going to Disneyland??? This is the most absurd thing I have ever heard. Not to meantion CHARGING cities on the peninsula, which are already GENERATING major amounts of cash for state coffers to build this useless thing. Put a STOP to it. Show up at meetings, write your city council member/ congressperson. Say NO.