Breaking News: Judge Puts Kibosh on California HSR Route

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny ruled against the CA High-Speed Rail Authority in a lawsuit brought on by the cities of Palo Alto, Menlo Park to stop the train running through their communities.

As reported by the San Jose Mercury News, Judge Kenny ruled that the rail authority "...must rescind the Peninsula route to study how the traffic in the far South Bay would suffer if the tracks force the elimination of lanes on Monterey Highway. He said it also needs to examine how Peninsula residents and roads would be handicapped by freight trains running closer to properties."

Those close to the matter are feeling deja vu, because this judge made the same decision in 2008. The CAHSR Authority came back with new studies showing the same route was the best option, and the cities re-sued.

Full Story: Judge: Bullet train must ax route through South Bay, Peninsula, for now


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