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High-speed rail hits speedbump in its Caltrain partnership

Original post made on Mar 7, 2013

What was billed as a historic occasion for the California High-Speed Rail Authority and its Bay Area partners ended on an awkward note Wednesday morning when the rail authority failed to get votes it needs to renew its vows with Caltrain and other agencies involved in building the controversial, $68 billion rail line.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 8, 2013, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Cuesta Resident
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 7, 2013 at 10:14 pm

The Voice fails to mention the key facts here, so it's impossible to assess whether this approach is a good idea -

- what was the projected time and cost to get from SF to LA originally as told to voters?

- assuming they do this blended approach with electrified Caltrain, what is the new estimated time & cost to get from SF to LA?

My understanding is that the original projections - used to convince people to vote for this - was a very fast trip at a low cost, and that the current estimate is that it will be much slower and cost much more.

And if that is true - how much slower (total time SF-LA) will it be due to the blended approach? And how much additional cost due to the blended approach?




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