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on Aug 18, 2011
Blending high-speed rail with Caltrain makes a lot more sense than the California High-Speed Rail Authority plan to build an elevated, separate, noise producing, eyesore, system along the Peninsula. Of course, the feasibility of the High Speed Rail system continues to be in question.
"Of course, the feasibility of the High Speed Rail system continues to be in question."
Not much question. I think the answer is clear.
I say integrate the bay area transportation system with BART. I would support this idea!
Why would Caltrain, which has enough problems of its own, want to go anywhere near the high-speed rail project, which has nothing but problems.
On 'n on we(they) go - this project is so flawed that appeasements
continue to be forthcoming. Now, all of a sudden "perhaps" the
Cal Train tracks can be used in conjunction with HSR. Well, that
would sure eliminate a massive, disruptive construction "project."
This whole HSR idea is slippin' and slidin' from what little support may be remain. Disband the Board, thank them for their "service" and
let's move on to something more viable. Period!!
I liken this idea to be like adding fresh strawberries to a blended fruit drink that's already spoiled...you need to start over.
Just wait til somebody decides to step in front of one of these bad boys.
Sounds like they're having problems buying up people's houses so they can tear them down & put tracks through neighborhoods. Seems easier to use existing tracks. I would think it would be doubtful, with Sacramento's tight budget, for this to be at all likely or feasible in the near future. As a taxpayer, is frustrating that they are continuing to spend money on people's salaries to think about it & do "studies." I would like them to put everything on hold & resume once the budget has enough cash to afford it.
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