A high-speed rail compromise designed to please Peninsula lawmakers and save billions of dollars has some backers of the project fearful the alignment will jeopardize the future of the swift-moving trains in San Francisco.
On Thursday, the California High-Speed Rail Authority will consider a proposal responding to concerns that an elevated railway would create barriers and lower property values within Peninsula communities. Read More
Members of the Peninsula Cities Consortium rejected the request of residents to join an effort to repeal Proposition 1A’s high-speed rail funding.
Last week, the five-city consortium was asked to support an effort to repeal the bond that was passed by voters in 2008 to build the high-speed rail track.
Burlingame Mayor Cathy Baylock said members of the consortium felt such an effort was not in line with the true meaning of the consortium. Read More