Peninsula Towns Sue To Stop High-Speed Rail Project
PALO ALTO (AP) – A coalition of cities and nonprofit groups on the Peninsula are suing to derail a $43-billion bullet train.
Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Atherton, along with five environmental and citizens groups, filed a suit Monday in Sacramento County Superior Court.
The suit against the California High-Speed Rail Authority seeks to halt a proposed line between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
It claims environmental studies inflated ridership figures for the proposed train and don’t meet state requirements.
A similar suit was dismissed two years ago.
Rail authority Deputy Director Jeff Barker told the San Jose Mercury News that he hasn’t seen the suit and can’t comment.
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