Iron Horse Trail community meeting tonight


East Bay Regional Park District and the city of Pleasanton are hosting a second community meeting to discuss the 1.6 mile extension of the Iron Horse Trail from Santa Rita Road to the Pleasanton/Dublin BART Station. The meeting will be held tonight from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 301 Main St. Call (510) 544-2611 or e-mail sdougan@ebparks.org.

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Posted by Worried
a resident of Valencia
on Sep 29, 2010 at 8:44 am

As I have a conflict tonight and cannot attend the meeting I would hope that the following would be discussed. With the recent gas line destruction in San Bruno in mind I think the EBRPD needs to satisfy my concerns that the high pressure gas line running under and along side of the proposed Iron Horse Trail route and through my neighborhood is secure and safe and that with contractors working on it or nearby that the same problem will not occur.

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Posted by Howard Neely
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Sep 29, 2010 at 10:57 am

I totally agree with the previous comment. Most new residents do not realize that a high pressure "gasoline" line still exists along side of the Iron Horse Trail and continues through Pleasanton along the old railroad Right of Way. This includes the area right next to the newly remodeled Firehouse Arts Building. The question is: Who is responsible for this line???? I believe it runs to Moffit Field. It may or maynot be owned by the Govenment. It would be nice to know, especially since the City of Pleasanton now owns said ROW. Someone local needs to check this out. My plate is full.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 30, 2010 at 8:35 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Kinder Morgan runs the line. That information is available on the National Pipeline Mapping System website.

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Posted by PlezRez
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 1, 2010 at 9:59 am

By the way, the Kinder Morgan line is jet fuel and is the same one that was involved in the 2004 Walnut Creek explosion that killed 5 and injured at least 4 others. That accident occured when a backhoe punctured the pipeline during construction. It was later determined that the location of that particular section of pipeline was not clearly marked (it veered away from the general direction of the rest of the pipeline to avoid a tree which was no longer standing at the time of construction).

Note that we have homes, apartment buildings, office buildings, a BART station, a hospital (!), and a fire station (!) within 3-4 blocks or so of this pipeline. When one sees the size of the area decimated by the San Bruno explosion, it gives cause for concern.

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