Judge Rejects Northern California Route For High-Speed Rail

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — A judge has ordered California to scrap plans to run bullet trains from the Central Valley and up the San Francisco Peninsula in the latest bump for a $99 billion project.

A judge in Sacramento ruled Thursday that the state must rescind the planned route from Gilroy to San Jose and up the Peninsula pending further study.

A similar ruling was made two years ago after the cities of Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Atherton sued to block the route.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority conducted extra studies and reapproved the same route, leading to another suit. Construction is scheduled to begin next year.

The rail authority said the ruling is not a major setback.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)



  • Bay Area Guy

    No Dorothy- Tax payers WON, not big oil.
    There is NO Way a train can compete with the flexibility of travel by car – NO WAY!

    This High Speed rail project is just a new way to funnel tax money to Big corporations and Unions. They are the ones who benefit from High speed rail.

    I tried to book a Trip on a Train once or twice and every time it was more expensive than a flight on Southwest Airlines- so how is it better if it takes longer, cost more and is inflexable?

    Think about it people, it’s’ not worth the money or the hassle.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Guide To The Holidays
Shine A Light On The Holiday Season With ‘Giving Tuesday’

Listen Live