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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

Literally the very first post on this blog back in March 2008 was about concern that high speed rail could be broken up into pieces as regional agencies and groups try to pry apart the HSR project’s funding. Fast forward eight years and it’s clear that concern has never really gone away. Caltrain electrification is […]

Jul 31st, 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

A Peninsula Assemblymember has introduced new legislation (technically, it’s a rewrite of another bill) that would make it clear the Prop 1A bonds can be sold now in order to help fund Caltrain electrification: AB1889 by Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, would change the wording of previous legislation to approve selling the bonds to […]

Jun 22nd, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized