Radio Interview with Attorney Protecting Rights of the People from California High-Speed Rail Authority

Californians across the political spectrum want to see public accountability for California High-Speed Rail. Go to a California High-Speed Rail Authority board meeting, and you’ll see people from all walks of life with a wide variety of concerns about this $68 billion project.

Today (Wednesday, August 12, 2015) at 3:00 p.m., attorney Mike Brady will be interviewed on the “Stir It Up” radio show hosted by Richard Gomez on KFCF Free Speech Radio, 88.1 FM in Fresno, California. Mr. Brady represents people in Kings County objecting to the conduct of the California High-Speed Rail Authority as it pushes forward with its vision of a bullet train through the farmland of the Central Valley.

Also scheduled to be interviewed is Cherylyn Smith, a Fresno teacher and environmental activist.

You can also listen to the show at KFCF 88.1FM – Free Speech Radio. The audio will also be available for two weeks following the show.

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  • Your July 7 comment letter to CARB was great! I didn’t see an address, phone, or other contact information, but I am sure they knew CCHSRA’s identity. Just curious to know what (if any) response it got.

    As a retired railroader and public official (BART Director), I am terribly concerned about safety and reliability of the plan for “Blended Rail” between San Jose and San Francisco. HSR needs to be securely fenced and grade separated. Otherwise, accidents, suicide, and malicious mischief would imperil safety and reliability, the very premises of 2008 Prop 1A. Even at 79 mph (the current Caltrain maximum speed), grade crossings and public access to tracks too often bring severe injuries and train delays. (Amtrak’s City of New Orleans derailed two locomotives and 11 cars at Bourbonnais, Illinois on 79 mph track when it hit a heavy truck at a grade crossing.) Yet HSR proponents talk of running trains at 110 to 125 mph.

    Far better, safer, and less costly: end HSR to the Bay Area at San Jose, connecting there with Caltrain, BART, and Capitol Corridor. A “one-seat ride” for San Francisco comes at too high a cost.