Tonight: New plan for high-speed rail?


A possible new business plan for California's high-speed rail project is set to be revealed Tuesday evening in Mountain View at a public hearing hosted by State Sen. Joe Simitian.

At the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, California High Speed Rail Authority board chair Dan Richard will give attendees a preview of a "possible new direction" for a final business plan for high-speed rail, scheduled for released in later this month.

Members of the public will be given two minutes each to comment on high-speed rail issues after the presentation. The first two hours are set for testimony from officials' and questions from the senators.

The hearing begins at 7 p.m. The Center for Performing Arts is located at 500 Castro St.

"I would like to encourage everyone concerned about High-Speed Rail to attend this hearing," Sen. Simitian said in a press release. "It is critical that legislators and High-Speed Rail officials hear from the public on this issue, particularly at this critical juncture."

Among those expected to attend: former Redwood City mayor and CHSRA board member Jim Hartnett; chair of the High-Speed Rail Peer Review Group Will Kempton; and Brian Weatherford and Farra Bracht of the California Legislative Analyst's Office.

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Posted by R.Gordon
a resident of another community
on Mar 13, 2012 at 10:49 am

I understand there will be some speakers from India and China and Japan, for sure.

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm

They should write their final business plan on toilet paper as that is about all it will be worth.

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Posted by Gibson
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Mar 13, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Billions of dollars so that the upper middle class, the upper class and tourists can ride a spiffy train, supported by constant and unbelievable subsidies from the lower classes.

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Posted by R.Gordon
a resident of another community
on Mar 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm

GIBSON............the upper classes do not ride the trains.
There IS no middle class. Working Americans and commuters will get to LA and San Diego and I hope MEXICO (for inexpensive items)

I guess nobody read the WSJ or the BBC and London Times to see that China is now in control and produces a mineral that is not found anywhere and is undoubtedly going to hold us hostage.....YOU LOOK IT UP!

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