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High-speed rail hit with legal setback

Original post made on Nov 11, 2011

A coalition that includes Menlo Park, Atherton and Palo Alto scored a legal victory over the California High-Speed Rail Authority Thursday when a Sacramento judge ruled that the state agency has to reopen and revise its environmental analysis of the controversial line.

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Posted by ron
a resident of another community
on Nov 11, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I love high speed rail. I've taken them many times in Japan and China and they are clean, fast, efficient and comfortable.

That said, just kill the SF-LA high speed rail project. The NIMBYs will never let it happen and will drive up the legal costs to completely unreasonable levels.

Given the price tag, it will never pay for itself or be self-sustaining. If Caltrain can't sustain itself, there is no way this ever will.

Just put a bullet in the project and move on to something else because this will just get tied up in legal red tape for another decade at least.

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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 13, 2011 at 10:55 am

Lawyers, politicians, eco-nuts, and community activists in a circular firing squad.

The only thing to do now is to pop some popcorn and pull up a seat to watch them blast each other and kill off this boondoggle.