Posts Tagged ‘Palo Alto’

Over at Palo Alto Online, Steve Levy makes an interesting point about ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft making connections to HSR stations easier. He starts off by explaining his reasons for originally voting against HSR: I was part of the original (1998) HSR consulting team and expressed reservations about the ridership projections. I voted […]

Dec 1st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The long-awaited Caltrain modernization plan is about to begin, using funding that comes from the Prop 1A high speed rail bond. And that has Palo Alto conflicted. First-term Palo Alto City Councilmember Gail Price was recently appointed to the VTA board. The VTA board recently voted to file an amicus curiae brief in support of […]

Feb 10th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Another day, another twist in the long-running saga of Peninsula NIMBYs trying to throttle passenger rail forever: California’s high-speed rail project may have left the station last year, when the state Legislature approved funding for the first segment by a single vote, but Palo Alto officials still have plenty of concerns about the locally unpopular […]

Feb 16th, 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