high speed rail
Yee amendment helps protect main line of bullet train from SF to LA.
SACRAMENTO – The California Senate on Thursday approved Assembly Bill 3034 to rewrite the $10 billion bond measure set to go before the voters in November to build the state´s high speed rail system. AB 3034 improves the business plan and provides greater public oversight of the high speed rail construction. At the request of Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo), the bill also includes a critical amendment supported by most high speed rail advocates and environmentalists to protect the main line of the bullet train from San Francisco to Los Angeles and Anaheim.
California High Speed Rail Blog
It wasn't the article I was hoping to read upon my return from my honeymoon, but it's not that surprising to read in the Fresno Bee that the Sierra Club and the Planning and Conservation League are hesitating on backing Prop 1 and even considering a lawsuit - and for the nonsensical reason that the choice of the Pacheco route might "induce sprawl." That objection is bad enough, for reasons I'll discuss in a moment.