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Major HIgh Speed Rail announcement to be made in Menlo Park Monday (4/28/2011)

Original post made by morris brown, Menlo Park: Park Forest, on Apr 17, 2011

According to Senator Simitian's website: A major HSR announcement will be coming from Simitian, Eshoo and Rich Gordon tomorrow:

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Eshoo, Simitian, Gordon team up for high-speed rail announcement Monday (4/15/11)

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto), State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) and Assemblymember Rich Gordon (D-Menlo Park) will join together Monday for a major announcement regarding the state’s High-Speed Rail project.

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Posted by SMVoter
a resident of another community
on Apr 17, 2011 at 11:42 am

Are we all supposed to be waiting with baited breath?
NOTHING is going to happen with HSR until China decides to build it and they will have everything to say if and when that day comes.
Till then, I doubt if it is of any real importance to add, at this point, there will be no HSR plans being set forth and will be put on hold....or something like that.
For this, we pay a lot of people a lot of money in salaries, bonuses and perks, when it could be figure out by even a Supervisor.
California is broke.
verified someone is nervous and it is not moi.

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Posted by Telling
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 17, 2011 at 7:43 pm

I like how the announcement touts that plenty parking is available in Caltrain's lot and other MP parking plazas... Not exactly the sign of a vibrant downtown! Just watch out for the tumbleweeds.

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Posted by morris brown
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Apr 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm

The joint announcement from Senator Simitian, Rep. Anna Eshoo and Assemblyman Rich Gordon can be viewed on YouTube at:

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( 5 minutes -- Senator Simitian's portion only)

They are calling for no Aerials and that HSR must stay within the existing corridor of the CalTrain Right of Way.

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Posted by SMVoter
a resident of another community
on Apr 19, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Are the three of them going to recite of sing it at once?
Now, that would be exciting news.
What is Caltrain? My chauffeur don't know.

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