Palo Alto to State: Put the Brakes on Bullet Train

Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010  |  Updated 2:15 PM PDT
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Palo Alto to State: Put the Brakes on Bullet Train

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Palo Alto doesn't like California's proposed San Francisco-to-Los Angeles bullet train.

The City Council unanimously declared in a Monday night resolution that it has no confidence in the high-speed rail project. The council wants state and federal officials to pull funding for the $43 billion project.

The San Jose Mercury News says the no confidence resolution calls on the governor and Legislature to stop funding the project unless the rail authority's governing body is removed. The council also amended the resolution to ask the Federal Railroad Administration to pull funding.

The council is urging the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which operates Caltrain, to aggressively and publicly protect the interests of communities along its corridor and not accept above ground rails in cities that oppose it.

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