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High-speed rail wins legal battle

Original post made on Mar 1, 2013

An effort by Peninsula cities to stop California's high-speed-rail project came to a screeching halt Thursday when a Sacramento County judge upheld the California High Speed Rail Authority's environmental-review process for the highly controversial project.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 1, 2013, 12:15 PM

Comments (10)

Posted by kman
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm

High speed rail is nothing but a major Boondoggle that blows ones mind when it comes to waste of taxpayers money. With a cash strapped state that is asking it's citizens to pay more and more, for what, this type of sh** that will be a big money pit? Unbelievable the idiots we have in charge of our state.

Posted by ME
a resident of North Whisman
on Mar 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Kudo's to Judge Michael Kenny, the rail authority's CEO, Jeff Morales, and state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and everyone who supports High Speed Rail. Better late than never!

Posted by anti hi speed
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 1, 2013 at 8:45 pm

To all of you voted for hi speed rail (which isn't very speedy as it turns out). Thanks a lot, now we are stuck with it. I just love the idea of the great cost, noise, and community disruption with which you have saddled the rest of us.

Posted by Steve
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 1, 2013 at 10:02 pm

High Speed Rail: 19th Century Technology for the 21st Century

Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 2, 2013 at 8:21 am

This ridiculous con-game is going to make a few people very rich at the expense of our schools and seniors and ultimately won't accomplish anything. It will never support itself and will require taxpayer subsidies in perpetuity to survive.

I often miss the East Coast, where a simple working person can afford to buy a judge.

Posted by THEtruth..
a resident of another community
on Mar 2, 2013 at 8:53 am

GOOD a small group of people made a huge sideshow act about all the "terror" of rebuild and grade crossing a railroad that they all moved next to on there own free will...Now to get rid of the Teabaggers in congress so funding for something most normal nations around enjoy today...

Posted by Ed
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 2, 2013 at 9:19 am

Minor factual error: the respondent (i.e. the CAHSRA) is the party the judge found to have adequately complied with the CEQA, not the plaintiff (Atherton et al).

Posted by Rodger
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I hope the cities find a new way to stop High Speed Rail, this project is a waste of money.

Posted by Charlie
a resident of Gemello
on Mar 3, 2013 at 8:59 pm

High Speed Rail is awesome power for the people to connect with real people throughouf the state in real time. And with less gas and congestion. What it spurs will not only be greater connectivity but more construction all along the route. There are huge contracts being let that will enable the workforce in CA to again be competitive worldwide. I VOTED FOR IT AND I WOULD VOTE FOR IT AGAIN AS WELL AS TO EXPAND IT TO CANADA AND MEXICO IN THE FUTURE.

Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 4, 2013 at 11:54 am

Great, Charlie!

You can pay for it. Let them attract private investors. If it's such a great idea, I'm sure they'll have no trouble at all.

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