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Hundreds turn out at state Senate hearing in Palo Alto on high-speed rail

Friday, January 22, 2010

Daily News

With billions in federal money on the line, California authorities are negotiating a rift between high-speed rail critics who insist project authorities take the time to “do it right” and supporters whose attitude is closer to the Nike slogan, “just do it.”

The debate played out at a state Senate informational hearing in Palo Alto on Thursday, as hundreds of people on both sides filled City Hall to lobby state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, and state Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach. Each chairs a committee that plays a key role in funding the authority tasked with building the roughly $45 billion Los Angeles-to-San Francisco line.

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