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Simitian Explains Stance on High-speed Rail

Monday, July 09, 2012

San Jose Mercury News

Silicon Valley state Sen. Joe Simitian hopes he’s dead-wrong on high-speed rail.

Ten years ago, he enthusiastically co-authored a bill to put the bullet train on the ballot. On Friday, after years leading intense oversight hearings on the polarizing $69 billion plan, he stunned listeners on the Senate floor and voted against the start of construction—nearly killing the project altogether.

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