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As Palo Alto debates rail crossings, Mountain View lines up for federal funds

Original post made on Apr 29, 2022

When the Metropolitan Transportation Commission board of directors met last month to approve a list of rail projects to endorse for federal grants under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Palo Alto was conspicuously left out.

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Posted by Pete Farmer
a resident of another community
on Apr 29, 2022 at 12:58 pm

Pete Farmer is a registered user.

As a resident of Menlo Park, which has been as slow as Palo Alto in moving forward on rail separations, I'm in envy of Mountain View and Sunnyvale. My community seems intent on coming up with a magical plan that will satisfy all groups, simultaneously. That's impossible to do. Seems like we just restudy and restudy and restudy the proposals. We can lay all of the planners and their studies down on the ground, end-to-end—but, alas, they never reach a conclusion.

Posted by Another MV Resident
a resident of Willowgate
on May 2, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Another MV Resident is a registered user.

Where are the people who wanted Elon Musk to bore a tunnel for the Palo Alto grade separations? Surely there are some influential Palo Altans who can reach out on twitter to get him to say he’ll solve all our problems. He’s sold tunnels to Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook, and it put them on the map. There's nothing on Earth like a genuine bona-fide Elon Muskified tunnel.

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