Trees vs. Trains: High Speed Rail Project Threatens Stanford’s Iconic Redwood – “El Palo Alto” is Directly in the Path

El Palo Alto, aka the Stanford Tree, is smack dab in the way of California’s High Speed Rail project, according to Doug Ray over at the Peninsula Press.

Appears as if the NIMBY’s of counties San Mateo and Santa Clara are gaining speed in the battle of HSR – how much will it take to buy them off?

El Palo Alto, back in the day. It’s still there, for now:

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Will CA HSR run over Stanfoo’s famous, fun-loving mascot?

Only Time Will Tell

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One Response to “Trees vs. Trains: High Speed Rail Project Threatens Stanford’s Iconic Redwood – “El Palo Alto” is Directly in the Path”

  1. How much do they want? judging from the local papers, they want an expensive subway option, or just stop the trains in San Jose and let people take Caltrain up to San Francisco. Eventually these NIMBYs will finish dieing out.

    -danny