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At Tuesday night’s high speed rail hearing in Mountain View, a wide range of elected officials and organizational leaders came out to show their support for the project. Steven Maviglio collected many of the statements over at the California Majority Report. Some examples: San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed: “We appreciate efforts to continue studying alternatives […]

Mar 15th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

The revised 2012 Business Plan is not yet finished or published, but already it is getting positive reviews – including at last night’s hearing in Mountain View. Senator Joe Simitian tried to set up a show trial to make the high speed rail project look bad in front of a NIMBY crowd. But supporters turned […]

Mar 14th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Tuesday is the State Senate High Speed Rail hearing in Mountain View – it’s at 7PM at the Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street. Senator Joe Simitian has published the agenda for the hearing and it’s not inspiring confidence that this will be a fair fight: AGENDA: 7:00 p.m. – Brief Welcome: Senators Simitian, […]

Mar 12th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

The three State Senate Democrats who have been the most wobbly on high speed rail – potentially siding with Tea Party Republicans instead of with their governor and their president – are holding a hearing on the project in Mountain View on Tuesday, March 13. From an email sent by Senator Joe Simitian: The proposal […]

Feb 24th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized