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Report: High-speed rail ridership data flawed

Original post made on Jul 2, 2010

California high-speed rail ridership studies are flawed and are "unreliable for policy analysis," according to an independent review released Wednesday by the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 2, 2010, 11:07 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by steve, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Oh this is so sweet. Buh Bye HSR you big 90+ billion boondoggle you!


Posted by Ben, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 2, 2010 at 4:38 pm

. High Speed Rail Claim -- 117,000,000 passengers annually – CHRSA (CA High-Speed Rail Authority) predicts. They even paid a consulting firm to come up with those numbers. The high-speed rail people claim 117 million people will ride the system every year. That is over a third of the entire U.S. population. How rational is that? (GOOGLE Martin Engel high Speed Rail. - Web Link - (86 trains/day = averaged out to 3,727 riders on each train – have I make a calculation error?). This is a ridiculous number!


Posted by phm, a resident of The Crossings
on Jul 2, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Grounds for a revote. The public didn't know what it was voting for.


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm

It's a scam, and it isn't going to happen.


Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 5, 2010 at 8:22 pm

USA is a registered user.

Wow. Who knew?

Oh yeah, me.

The only way this obviously terrible idea could have penciled-out was with substantial fraud.


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