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Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny ruled on Tuesday that the other part of the anti-high speed rail lawsuit brought by a few Kings County residents can go ahead. Judge Kenny ruled for the plaintiffs last year that the California High Speed Rail Authority has to redo its financing plan because the federal government is […]

Mar 6th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

On Friday Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 557, authored by Peninsula legislators including Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblymember Rich Gordon, which establishes a number of hurdles that have to be jumped before a four-track passenger rail system can be built between San Francisco and San José. The four-track alignment, in which Caltrain would occupy the […]

Sep 8th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

I was wondering when the LA Times’ anti-HSR reporter Ralph Vartabedian would swoop in to gloat over Quentin Kopp’s vehement opposition to the blended plan. Well, tonight he finally got around to the story: In his declaration, Kopp says that the bullet train business plan approved last year by the authority violates several voter-imposed requirements, […]

Mar 26th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Yesterday the California High Speed Rail Authority voted to approve the “blended plan” that includes funding for Caltrain modernization and electrification in exchange for HSR trains being able to use those tracks in the interim before more tracks are added. Vice-Chair Lynn Schenk raised concerns about the “blended plan” earlier this month the first time […]

Mar 19th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized