Mountain View Voice

For the Record - May 14, 2010

Voices Around Town

Do you think the High Speed Rail will be a good or bad thing for the Bay Area?

Asked in Downtown Mountain View. Pictures and interviews by Ellen Huet.

"It's pretty expensive, and it'll take so long to build that it will probably be outdated by the time it's put in. I can't image it'd be a good idea with our current state debt."

Steve Young, Mountain View

"It's that it's going to create jobs, but people aren't going to use it. Plus, we already have a huge state deficit."

William Schwartz, Anaheim

"Overall, I think it'll be a good idea. I would probably use it pretty often. It'll be faster, which will be nice since it takes a lot of time to fly or drive to Southern California."

Mark Major, Mountain View

"I think it's a good thing for the Bay Area to have. I would probably not use it myself, but it's nice that there might be a more environmentally friendly option than driving."

Rosa Maria Bautista, Mountain View

"I think the state should be focusing its efforts on other priorities like education, rather than wasting money on trains, especially with a limited budget. I would not use it too much if it were installed."

Adon Ortiz, Mountain View

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