Today: Rail 'teach-in' moves to Cubberley

Big advance signup exceeds capacity of Palo Alto council chambers

The City of Palo Alto will host a six-hour workshop on the California high-speed rail project Saturday, Sept. 12, designed to teach Peninsula residents about the design process for the $40 billion project, and about high-speed rail systems in general.

The "teach-in" is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cubberly Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, instead of being held at Palo Alto City Hall as initially planned.

More than 200 citizens, elected officials, transit experts, transit agency representatives and rail enthusiasts have already signed up for the event, according to organizers.

The event is sponsored by a consortium of five Peninsula cities, including Atherton and Menlo Park, with the cooperation of Caltrain and the High-Speed Rail Authority.

The event is free, but advance registration is required at the consortium's Web site.

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Posted by Jay Tulock
a resident of another community
on Sep 10, 2009 at 8:50 am

Wow, this is old news. The event was moved to Cubberley auditorium.

Trust Rod Diridon once he sheds his skin in the desert and slurps all the ants out of the ant hill.

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Posted by R.GORDON
a resident of another community
on Sep 21, 2009 at 6:36 pm

R.GORDON is a registered user.

Most people who jeer at the prospect of HSR SHOULD go a googling to other areas and read other papers (NY TIMES article by Paul Friedman I believe) and it is just one of many but interesting in that he is promoting the prospect of having it on both coasts and then ends the article not really pushing the idea for fear of readers' negative reaction to progress.
This is the 21st Century, and even he sounds like he is afraid of losing his job while trying to get Easterners enthused when most of them are still trying to recover from major personal losses and the common man thinks spending money for a train, is just wasteful.
This is not a time to do ANYTHING, evidently, and if you notice, NOTHING is really getting done anywhere.

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