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Another day, another victory for Caltrain and high speed rail and another defeat for Peninsula NIMBYs: In a lawsuit that could have veered Caltrain’s electrification plans off track, a judge announced Monday he is ruling in favor of the local transit agency proceeding with its $2 billion Modernization Program. The town of Atherton filed the […]

Sep 27th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week’s big news was that the Caltrain electrification contracts were officially approved, with completion expected by 2020. That is, unless Atherton gets its way and stops the whole thing: Officials in this wealthy Bay Area enclave will decide by early next week if they’ll seek a restraining order to stop Caltrain from going ahead […]

Jul 11th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

In August 2008, the cities of Menlo Park and Atherton joined forces with the Planning and Conservation League and TRANSDEF to file the first frivolous lawsuit against the California High Speed Rail project. They cited the California Environmental Quality Act as the basis for their suit, but their objections had nothing to do with environmental […]

Feb 28th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

I thought this was a rather amusing story: With a few members declaring themselves unimpressed with the return on their investment in lobbyist Ravi Mehta’s Capitol Advocates firm, the Menlo Park City Council voted 3-1 to terminate his $5,000 a month contract. The city hired the firm in 2010 to help with high-speed rail. Although […]

Dec 12th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized