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
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July 10, 2016 5:55 PM

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Dan Walters' column appears 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. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee

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