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Why this congressman will be riding the lightrail instead of going to Super Bowl 50

Why this congressman will be riding the lightrail instead of going to Super Bowl 50

Rep. Michael Honda has the opportunity of a lifetime: watch the Super Bowl in his own congressional district. But if the San Jose Democrat has his way, he won't be at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday.

He'd rather be in a security command center in Santa Clara, making sure everything goes smoothly. He even wants to take the light rail to and from the stadium Sunday to ensure the trains are running on time.

“There is a sense of excitement, but also a sense of profound responsibility to make sure while people are there they are having fun, but the issue of safety and security is paramount in their minds,” Honda said. “I want to be able to be there to...

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