A Palo Alto commuter boards Caltrain in San Jose before it heads to San Francisco. The commuter system, which has been merged into the state bullet-train project, is diesel-powered but Caltrain is pushing for electrification.
A Palo Alto commuter boards Caltrain in San Jose before it heads to San Francisco. The commuter system, which has been merged into the state bullet-train project, is diesel-powered but Caltrain is pushing for electrification. Meri Simon San Jose Mercury News file
A Palo Alto commuter boards Caltrain in San Jose before it heads to San Francisco. The commuter system, which has been merged into the state bullet-train project, is diesel-powered but Caltrain is pushing for electrification. Meri Simon San Jose Mercury News file
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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Late-blooming measure would fast-track bullet train’s ‘bookends’

July 10, 2016 05:55 PM

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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.