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Transit agency approves 'blended approach' plan for California high-speed rail

(Source: San Jose Mercury News, March 8, 2013)

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A Peninsula transit agency Thursday approved an agreement that affirms the California High-Speed Rail Authority's commitment to run its bullet trains only on Caltrain's two tracks between San Francisco and San Jose. By adopting the memorandum of understanding, the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board essentially replaced agreements it made with the state agency in 2004 and 2009 that called for bullet trains on four tracks. That plan worried many residents and leaders of mid-Peninsula cities because private property along the train corridor would have had to be seized for the extra two tracks.

Full story: San Jose Mercury News

Monday, March 11, 2013

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