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Gordon to hold high-speed-rail meeting in Palo Alto

Original post made on Nov 8, 2011

California's controversial and increasingly expensive high-speed-rail system will be the subject of a public hearing hosted by Assemblyman Rich Gordon in Palo Alto next Tuesday.

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Posted by Tom
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm

It seems the main idea behind high speed rail was to get from the Bay Area to LA, perhaps to compete with the airlines.

The proposed path zig zags through the state, and goes over high mountains. Plus it divides communities and farmland.

A rail line already exists between the Bay Area and LA. It goes along to coast through Santa Barbara. Why not just upgrade it? The land is already dedicated and it goes all the way to San Diego and up to Seattle.

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Posted by tommygee54
a resident of Rex Manor
on Nov 8, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Let's face it. We really do need HSR in the state. But to see it finished in 2033 instead of 2020, I may be dead by then as I will be 88 then. In 2020 I could still use it.

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Posted by jusme
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 8, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Heard an interesting comment today re: HSR in this state
compared to like systems in other countries - there are very few, if any, vehicle crossings along their corridors. And, the initial "dream"(??) was to build this thing down the Peninsula.
No concern for pedestrians and vehicle traffic here!!
As I've noted here in the past, thank the Committee and send them
on their way. Nuf' said!!!