According to SLOCOG Board of Directors President and Paso Robles City Councilman Fred Strong, if the agencies can’t make any progress with Union Pacific within the next three months, the issue may be kicked up to the state Surface Transportation Board, which could enter the process as a third-party arbitrator.It will be interesting to see if they do end up playing hardball with Union Pacific over it. If they do, and the STB forces the Daylight on Union Pacific, passenger rail with not only UP but the other major railroads should see a minor boost, if for no reason other than simple fear of having a heavy burden laid upon them by the STB, whether realistic or not.
Rodgers said everyone on board is pushing to have the project on track by Spring 2015.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
CA may go to STB to force the Daylight on UP
Buried at the end of a fairly routine story on the Coast Daylight comes this rather interesting tidbit: