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High-speed rail chalks up legal win

Original post made on Sep 23, 2010

Even as news spread of a fresh lawsuit against high-speed rail, the beleaguered rail authority announced the dismissal of a different suit filed in April by Menlo Park residents.

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Posted by Member, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 23, 2010 at 2:50 pm

I believe the bond amount is $9.95 Billion, not million.

Posted by Trillion, a resident of Jackson Park
on Sep 23, 2010 at 3:56 pm

If it's $9.95 million then it's SEVERELY underfunded.

Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 24, 2010 at 9:46 am

If it's ten cents, it's ten cents wasted.

Posted by Andrea Gemmet, Mountain View Voice Editor
on Sep 24, 2010 at 10:25 am

Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.

Thanks for the catch -- it is $9.95 billion, not million.

Posted by Pine Source, a resident of The Crossings
on Sep 24, 2010 at 4:14 pm

We can see this Menlo Park resident use different excuses to find fault with the High Speed Rail Authority.

Posted by Member, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 24, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Well, I'm not worried about $9.95 Billion. Not a single inch of high speed rail track will be laid.

Look at Bart to San Jose as a (non)example, or Bart to Oakland Airport for $480 million to go a few miles.

What I'm interested in is how the election was stolen. When I went to bed, the bond was losing with 80% percent reporting. When I woke up, the money was gone. And bonds couldn't be a worse way to fund a project.

Posted by thetruth, a resident of another community
on Sep 25, 2010 at 8:58 am

Wrong the HSR bond was never loosing by 8o percent..unless they only had counted Atherton vote!! If the economy had not tanked it would have passed by an even larger margin..!! people that voted NO cant get that thru there head HSR is wanted!!

Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 25, 2010 at 10:12 am

HSR is only wanted by the tax parasites who derive their incomes from it.

Posted by Rail good, HSR bad, a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 29, 2010 at 1:43 pm

At least, residents in Menlo Park are speaking up a little more than here. Forget about the 9.95B bond; this thing is going to cost $43.6B if we believe HSRA, and $100B or more (mostly of OUR money) if we believe actual experts.