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on Nov 8, 2011
It seems the main idea behind high speed rail was to get from the Bay Area to LA, perhaps to compete with the airlines.
The proposed path zig zags through the state, and goes over high mountains. Plus it divides communities and farmland.
A rail line already exists between the Bay Area and LA. It goes along to coast through Santa Barbara. Why not just upgrade it? The land is already dedicated and it goes all the way to San Diego and up to Seattle.
Let's face it. We really do need HSR in the state. But to see it finished in 2033 instead of 2020, I may be dead by then as I will be 88 then. In 2020 I could still use it.
Heard an interesting comment today re: HSR in this state
compared to like systems in other countries - there are very few, if any, vehicle crossings along their corridors. And, the initial "dream"(??) was to build this thing down the Peninsula.
No concern for pedestrians and vehicle traffic here!!
As I've noted here in the past, thank the Committee and send them
on their way. Nuf' said!!!
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