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Residents demand tunnels for high-speed rail

Original post made on Mar 2, 2009

Anger, confusion and frustration over California's proposed high-speed rail system dominated a tense meeting in Palo Alto, where dozens of people demanded underground tunnels and one Palo Alto City Council member threatened to sue the state agency in charge of the project.
[Web Link ■ ==B Palo Alto staff: Tunnel trains or change high-speed route==]
[Web Link ■ ==B High-speed rail meeting set for Wednesday in Redwood City==]


Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 27, 2009, 8:39 AM

Comments (1)

Posted by Jeff, a resident of another community
on Mar 2, 2009 at 6:46 am

Put the terminus in San Jose, makes much more sense.

Interconnect with 4 major public transport systems
BART (East Bay)
Cal Train (Peninsula, San Francisco)
SVTA (San Jose, Silicon Valley)
Amtrack (Oakland, Sacramento)

Easy access to three Major Airports

More / Cheaper land for better terminal, interconnects

Increases utility of extending BART to San Jose

Cheaper (50 fewer miles to build, leverage existing public transit lines)

Avoid Peninsula 50 nightmare (cost, litigation, 50 extra miles)

It's going to stop in SJ any way


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