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High Speed Rail / Caltrain blended plans are not acceptable

Original post made by Morris Brown, Menlo Park: Park Forest, on Jul 27, 2019

Menlo Park and other City councils on the Peninsula should take notice of what took place at the July 23rd Millbrae council meeting.

The Millbrae City council lamblaste High Speed Rail and its "blended plans"

Web Link 27 minutes

Nice summary from Councilwoman Gina Papan

Web Link 3 min

"HSR --- you are not listening"

Wake up Councils. The only acceptable option, is a tunnel; NUTS to any other option.

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jul 27, 2019 at 8:36 am

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The second video is a great recap.

CalTrain and HSR are simply trying to wear down the San Mateo County communities by repeatedly presenting surface options that won't work and refusing to bite the big bullet and put the entire San Jose - San Francisco corridor underground.

Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jul 27, 2019 at 8:45 am

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BTW - It is NOT the responsibility of the communities to pay for what CalTrain and HSR want/need to do!

If CalTrain and HSR want to put high speed trains up and down the peninsula then they should bear the full cost just as HSR is doing already in the Central Valley. No Central Valley community is being required to pay for grade crossings.

Did Woodside and Portola Valley pay for the cost of the interchanges on 280 - NO!!!

Please wake up City Council and County Commissioners.

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