Anti-rail group revives petition

Mon, Aug 4 2008

Leaders of an anti-rail group say they have collected enough signatures for a petition initiative that could stop the city’s proposed $4 billion rail transit system.

They planned to submit it to the City Clerk’s Office by 2 p.m. today.

Cliff Slater, an organizer of Stop Rail Now, said they had collected about 49,000 signatures as of yesterday, when they made their final rally for signatures outside the organization’s South Street headquarters.