There is currently plans to build a high speed rail link through Burlingame and there are lots of meetings and action groups opposing this at present.
A friend in the UK was reading the newspaper The Bucks Herald which is the local paper for Wendover, Buckinghamshire where I grew up and they also have plans for a high speed rail link there, and the local newspaper article apparently mentioned Burlingame as having the same dilemma.
Unfortunately I cant find the article online, but if anyone has a copy and wants to scan it for me that would be great.
Its a small world!!