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High-speed-rail planners present proposal for downtown station in Redwood City

Original post made on Oct 14, 2010

Engineers and program managers from the California High-Speed Rail Authority held a community meeting in Redwood City Thursday night, Oct. 13, to discuss the possibility of building a station for the proposed rail system in the city's downtown district.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 11:31 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by Amen!, a resident of another community
on Oct 14, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Good for Debra Holvick of Atherton! All of the pretty pictures that the HSR Authority is painting about prosperity for Redwood City and the Peninsula, doesn't change the fact that it is a stupid idea, and an unsustainable money pit, and all of the promises of a bright future and roses and lollipops for the State is just a smoke screen. The only discussions that should be taking place regarding this project is how to stop it from happening in the first place. And if the obvious financial facts about the HSR are not enough for you, then try to visualize the elephant in the community known as "The Station", as described.

Posted by tom h, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 14, 2010 at 3:51 pm

these guys are living in a dream world

Posted by Rokky, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 14, 2010 at 4:09 pm

20 stops in 800 miles with 3 stops (San Jose, Redwood City, Millbrae (SFO) and San Francisco) does not equate to the physics of high speed. HSR will be a pitiful giant obstacle on the Peninsula bringing none of the glorious jobs and recognition that is "promised".
Show us the all the math!

Posted by anonymous, a resident of another community
on Oct 14, 2010 at 4:40 pm

The haters are out. They think America can't do rail better than other countries.

It's okay for other countries to build infrastructure and move forward.

Not America.

Posted by Joseph E. Davis, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Oct 14, 2010 at 7:49 pm

You are correct, anonymous. America has been bled dry by corrupt politicians, greedy unions, and lawyers. We can no longer afford large scale infrastructure projects.

Posted by Bob, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 14, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Wow -- people who actually get that HSR is a bad idea, won't work and will cost way more to run that it will ever take in. I'm so glad the politicians listen to their constituents -- but wait they don't. So why do we keep re-elected them?

Posted by wants to know, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 15, 2010 at 9:03 am

Anonymous, The haters are out? Do you mean those of us who hate waste and stupidity? And sock puppets?

Posted by railfan, a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Oct 15, 2010 at 7:40 pm

A critical assessment of available real estate suggests that Palo Alto is a far better choice than Redwood City due to the large amount of open space between Caltrain and El Camino(owned by Stanford?)for parking and other passenger infrastructure. But Palo Alto does not seem to want a station.

Posted by PTail, a resident of another community
on Oct 17, 2010 at 9:11 am

China will come in and save the day.
It will make the U.S. even more obligated with their electric cars arriving any minute, and then, they will pay for the highways.
I like China and the Chinese.
I just wish our country had their shed together like they do.

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