The Kerrigan Club: NO TRAIN!
Actually, I don't recall whether Chris Kerrigan and I spoke about any of the proposals to restore rail service to Humboldt back when he stopped by my house a while back. I do know his supporters over at the Tuluwat Examiner are opposed, at least if it does anything but haul a few passengers.
The latest proposal from rail supporters seems to be hauling oil. Whether that would work, paint me as skeptical.
Funny thing is, you can bet 9 out of 10 of the Kerrigan folks support the Governor's High Speed Rail plan. That plan has no higher ambition than hauling people to the same places they're already going to do the same things they're already doing.
But new commerce? NO WAY! We can't have that.
I've already gone on record as saying I don't think a rail line from here to the east or south is feasible. I question whether the bay is big enough to handle the traffic and, most important, this is California- the State of NO. And it is that way in large part because of the kind of folks we see in the Kerrigan Club.
I respect and admire those that are trying to bring new commerce to the area and wish them well.