Archive for August, 2009

One of the most reliably anti-HSR voices in the state is the Media News Group, publisher of several major newspapers (including the San Jose Mercury News). During the 2008 campaign they were among the most die-hard HSR deniers. Now that a judge has issued a mixed decision in the Atherton v. CHSRA lawsuit, MNG is […]

Aug 31st, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Whether it’s a prelude to a grand bargain or not isn’t clear, but Gary Richards is reporting in the Mercury News today that UPRR and the CHSRA have begun discussions about resolving the dispute over the ROW between San José and Gilroy: Officials with the railroad and the California High Speed Rail Authority confirmed that […]

Aug 30th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Rafael the recent Initial Ruling on Atherton v. CHSRA underscored yet again that lines on a map are not at all the same thing as deeds to rights of way. The judge essentially signaled that the level of risk of eminent domain takings needs to be quantified at the program level, i.e. factor into […]

Aug 28th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

First off, it was a pleasure to meet so many of you in person last night at the Menlo Park town hall event. For those of you who were there and who I didn’t get to talk to, my apologies, I’m sure we’ll reconnect at the Palo Alto HSR “teach-in” on September 12. I even […]

Aug 27th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized