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Menlo Park Joins High-Speed Rail Suit

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On Tuesday night, Menlo Park signed on to its second lawsuit challenging California's planned high-speed rail project, the Merc reports. Palo Alto, Atherton and four nonprofits are also participating in the suit, which aims to halt the $43 billion project that would connect San Francisco and Los Angeles via high-speed train.

Atherton and Menlo Park had filed a different lawsuit in 2008, forcing the rail authority to rewrite part of its environmental impact report. The new lawsuit will claim the document is still not good enough, the Merc reports.

Besides the lawsuits, several wealthy Peninsula communities have raised concerns about noise, property rights, cost and other issues.

California voters in 2008 passed Proposition 1A, approving $10 billion in bond money to fund the rail project.

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